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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Mateo del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6003S, -94.9729WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 33.69 km, -94.9729° West, 15.6003° North. Event id: us2000atgc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atgc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.69 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 03:34:27 / September 23, 2017 @ 3:34 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:34:27 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Mateo del Mar (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop).

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 thirty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 66 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9729° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km S 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 2017-09-23 03:34:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 03:54:04 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 271 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 3.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 us2000atgc Id of event.
Event Code 2000atgc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atgc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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