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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Pijijiapan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6716S, -93.4466WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.4 km (47 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:42:17 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000c522. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c522. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 20:42:17 / December 15, 2017 @ 8:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -93.4466° West, 15.6716° North, depth 75.4 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Escuintla, Acapeteahua, Acacoyahua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km W of Pijijiapan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.4466° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6716° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km W of Pijijiapan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-15 20:42:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-15 21:55:54 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 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 1.398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us2000c522 Id of event.
Event Code 2000c522 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c522, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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