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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Pijijiapan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.2723S, -93.4191WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arj1. Id of event: us2000arj1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.48 km (36 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -93.4191 West, latitude 15.2723 North, depth = 57.48 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 10:39:28 / September 20, 2017 @ 10:39 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:39:28 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paredón, Tonalá, San Pedro Buenavista (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nueva Palestina (c. 8 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.4191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSW of Pijijiapan, 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 10:39:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 10:56:56 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 340 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 1.85 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us2000arj1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000arj1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arj1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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