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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 6 km WNW of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico



Earthquake location 16.2598S, -94.7087WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 18:15:51 / September 30, 2017 @ 6:15 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000ax7s. Event ids that are associated: us2000ax7s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.17 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:15:51 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.7087 West, latitude 16.2598 North, depth = 63.17 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Arriaga, Jalapa (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km WNW of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.7087° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2598° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW 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 2017-09-30 18:15:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-30 18:32:18 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 354 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 3.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us2000ax7s Id of event.
Event Code 2000ax7s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ax7s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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