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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Matias Romero in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.7324S, -94.8399WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico on Sunday. Global time and date of event 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 12:33:21 / September 24, 2017 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000atx8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000atx8. The temblor was reported at 06:33:21 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.62 km (34 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -94.8399° West, 16.7324° North, depth 54.62 km.

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8399° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SE of Matias Romero, 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 12:33:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-24 12:51:15 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 4.869 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us2000atx8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000atx8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atx8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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