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Light earthquake 4 mag, 44 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.3098S, -93.3318WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000amx5. Unique identifier: us2000amx5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 22:30:06 / September 14, 2017 @ 10:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -93.3318° West, latitude 15.3098° North, depth = 35 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:06 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Buenavista, Nueva Palestina, Villa Comaltitlán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nueva Palestina (c. 8 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.3318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-14 22:30:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 22:52:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000amx5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000amx5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000amx5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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