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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 58 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.4565S, -93.8789WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, -93.8789° West, 15.4565° North, depth 61.03 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arqw. Id of event: us2000arqw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.03 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 23:13:45 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:13:45 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:13 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chahuite, Arriaga, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8789° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4565° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km SW of Tres Picos, 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 05:13:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 13:39:12 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 354 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 2.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us2000arqw Id of event.
Event Code 2000arqw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arqw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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