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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Jesus Carranza in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.3166S, -94.9915WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Jesus Carranza in Mexico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.15 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 05:14:49 / September 18, 2017 @ 5:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.9915° West, 17.3166° North, depth 11.15 km. The temblor was reported at 23:14:49 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000azby. Unique identifier: us2000azby.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Minatitlan, Juan Rodríguez Clara, Chinameca. Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cosoleacaque (c. 20 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Juan Rodríguez Clara (c. 14 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 13 km SSE of Jesus Carranza, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3166° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSE of Jesus Carranza, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-18 05:14:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-14 07:52:00 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 246 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 1.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us2000azby Id of event.
Event Code 2000azby An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000azby, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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