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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6772S, -94.4225WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. Event id: us2000au2s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000au2s. 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 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 23:29:30 / September 24, 2017 @ 11:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:29:30 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.4225° West, 15.6772° North, depth 35 km.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Unión Hidalgo, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Tonalá. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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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: 66 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.4225° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6772° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSE of San Francisco 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 2017-09-24 23:29:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-25 00:15:20 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 340 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 2.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us2000au2s Id of event.
Event Code 2000au2s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000au2s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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