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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 89 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.3155S, -94.2597WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:36:34 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 13:36:34 / September 8, 2017 @ 1:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.11 km (35 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -94.2597 West, latitude 15.3155 North, depth = 57.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ai2s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai2s.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 89 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.2597° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km 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 2017-09-08 13:36:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-22 08:09:47 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 312 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 2.601 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us2000ai2s Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai2s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai2s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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