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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Pijijiapan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6923S, -93.0224WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/17 / 2017-10-10 23:55:47 / October 10, 2017 @ 11:55 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.13 km (66 miles). Exact location, longitude -93.0224° West, latitude 15.6923° North, depth = 106.13 km. The temblor was reported at 17:55:47 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000apz3. Id of event: us1000apz3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Frontera Comalapa, Motozintla de Mendoza, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Venustiano Carranza (c. 15 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km E of Pijijiapan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.0224° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km E of Pijijiapan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-10 23:55:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-11 00:25:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 1.034 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us1000apz3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000apz3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000apz3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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