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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.711S, -94.5375WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.9 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aqiw. Id of event: us2000aqiw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 07:03:02 / September 19, 2017 @ 7:03 am. The temblor was detected at 01:03:02 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 62.9 km, -94.5375° West, 15.711° North.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, El Espinal, Juchitán de Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).

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

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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. 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: 59 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.5375° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.711° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SSE 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 2017-09-19 07:03:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-19 07:35:51 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 369 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 5.705 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us2000aqiw Id of event.
Event Code 2000aqiw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aqiw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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