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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near San Mateo del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1444S, -94.8719WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000argd. Id of event: us2000argd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.73 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 03:28:05 / September 20, 2017 @ 3:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, -94.8719° West, 16.1444° North, depth 48.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:28:05 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 37 km (23 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 four, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km ESE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8719° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1444° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE of San Mateo 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 2017-09-20 03:28:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 03:46:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 326 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 3.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us2000argd Id of event.
Event Code 2000argd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000argd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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