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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 12 km N of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico



Earthquake location 16.526S, -97.9698WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Pedro Jicayan in Mexico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -97.9698° West, 16.526° North, depth 14.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:10:34 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.16 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000attk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000attk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 05:10:34 / September 24, 2017 @ 5:10 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marquelia, Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km N of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.526° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-24 05:10:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-24 06:40:09 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 298 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 1.178 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us2000attk Id of event.
Event Code 2000attk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000attk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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