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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Tres Picos in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.244S, -94.0382WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.14 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:51:57 / 6:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -94.0382° West, latitude 15.244° North, depth = 40.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 00:51:57 / November 22, 2017 @ 12:51 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000bsmu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsmu.

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 87 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.244° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2017-11-22 00:51:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-22 01:18:01 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 284 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 2.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us2000bsmu Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsmu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bsmu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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