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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Tres Picos in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6661S, -93.8075WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.37 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:34:03 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.8075 West, latitude 15.6661 North, depth = 23.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/17 / 2017-11-07 15:34:03 / November 7, 2017 @ 3:34 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bjue. Id of event: us2000bjue.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Tapanatepec, San Pedro Buenavista, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8075° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6661° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-07 15:34:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-07 16:44:54 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 2.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 us2000bjue Id of event.
Event Code 2000bjue An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bjue, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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