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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.2552S, -94.1267WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 19:27:29 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ax2c. Event ids that are associated: us2000ax2c. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 01:27:29 / September 30, 2017 @ 1:27 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.18 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -94.1267° West, 15.2552° North, depth 35.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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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: 90 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1267° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2552° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km 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 2017-09-30 01:27:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-30 01:47:15 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 271 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 2.46 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 us2000ax2c Id of event.
Event Code 2000ax2c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ax2c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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