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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5322S, -93.9986WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, -93.9986° West, 15.5322° North, depth 52.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 01:50:09 / September 18, 2017 @ 1:50 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.61 km (33 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000apq2. Id of event: us2000apq2. The temblor was reported at 19:50:09 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chahuite, Pijijiapan, Arriaga. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.9986° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSW of Paredon, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-18 01:50:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-18 02:35:27 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 271 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 2.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us2000apq2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000apq2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000apq2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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