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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 66 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.3466S, -93.8513WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Friday. Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 06:13:17 / September 8, 2017 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -93.8513° West, latitude 15.3466° North, depth = 83.89 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.89 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:13:17 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000arr1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arr1.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tonalá, Pijijiapan, Paredón (min 5000 pop).

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 ninety-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and one, in the past 30 days two hundred and one 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 66 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8513° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3466° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSW 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 06:13:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-27 08:23:36 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 284 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 2.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 us2000arr1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000arr1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arr1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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