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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Coyuca de Benitez in Mexico



Earthquake location 17.2785S, -100.0309WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Coyuca de Benitez in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -100.0309° West, latitude 17.2785° North, depth = 69.28 km. Global time and date of event 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 02:22:40 / September 16, 2017 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.28 km (43 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:22:40 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000anxt. Event ids that are associated: us2000anxt.

Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Marcos, Quechultenango, Atliaca. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km N of Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.0309° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.2785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km N of Coyuca de Benitez, 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 02:22:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 02:43:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 285 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 2.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us2000anxt Id of event.
Event Code 2000anxt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000anxt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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