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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.7263S, -94.3583WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74.05 km (46 miles). Unique identifier: us2000bpq3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bpq3. Exact location of earthquake, -94.3583° West, 15.7263° North, depth 74.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:55:04 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 12:55:04 / November 16, 2017 @ 12:55 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Unión Hidalgo, San Mateo del Mar, Santo Domingo Zanatepec. Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 62 km WSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.3583° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km WSW of Paredon, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-16 12:55:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 13:08:21 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 2.782 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 157 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 us2000bpq3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bpq3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bpq3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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