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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.634S, -94.6903WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:58:03 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 18:58:03 / September 16, 2017 @ 6:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -94.6903 West, latitude 15.634 North, depth = 40.95 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.95 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000ap88. Event ids that are associated: us2000ap88.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chahuite, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Salina Cruz. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Francisco Ixhuatan (c. 5 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Mateo del Mar (c. 5 400 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 66 km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6903° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-16 18:58:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 19:21:44 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 284 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 3.089 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us2000ap88 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ap88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ap88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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