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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 20 km SE of Jiquipilas, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.5511S, -93.496WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jiquipilas in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 10:49:28 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 16:49:28 / November 3, 2017 @ 4:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 154.42 km, -93.496° West, 16.5511° North. Unique identifier: us2000bhul. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhul. The epicenter was at a depth of 154.42 km (96 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón Chamula, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Tapilula. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 20 km SE of Jiquipilas, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.496° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5511° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Jiquipilas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-03 16:49:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 19:23:09 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 2.276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us2000bhul Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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