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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Tres Picos in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.2009S, -93.8825WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. Unique identifier: us2000arqy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arqy. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.24 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -93.8825 West, latitude 15.2009 North, depth = 34.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:29:07 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:29:07 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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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: 82 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2009° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 05:29:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-27 06:01:17 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 326 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 2.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us2000arqy Id of event.
Event Code 2000arqy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arqy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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