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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near San Dionisio del Mar in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.2179S, -94.8374WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Dionisio del Mar in Mexico on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arch. Unique identifier: us2000arch. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.79 km (40 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:11:34 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 23:11:34 / September 19, 2017 @ 11:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -94.8374 West, latitude 16.2179 North, depth = 64.79 km.

The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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 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: 15 km SW of San Dionisio del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8374° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2179° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SW of San Dionisio 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 23:11:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 00:07:00 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 2.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000arch Id of event.
Event Code 2000arch An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arch, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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