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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Paredon in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.5215S, -94.1793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 01:23:45 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 66.49 km, -94.1793° West, 15.5215° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.49 km (41 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 07:23:45 / September 25, 2017 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000au5l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000au5l.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Chahuite.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven 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.

Questions or comments?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 65 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5215° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2017-09-25 07:23:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-25 09:33:13 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 2.589 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us2000au5l Id of event.
Event Code 2000au5l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000au5l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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