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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Petatlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.9371S, -101.0451WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Petatlan in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -101.0451 West, latitude 17.9371 North, depth = 71.64 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:38:01 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.64 km (45 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000by63. Event ids that are associated: us1000by63. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/12/17 / 2017-12-30 14:38:01 / December 30, 2017 @ 2:38 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arcelia, Tecpan de Galeana, El Súchil (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 52 km NNE of Petatlan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.0451° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9371° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NNE of Petatlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-30 14:38:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-30 17:49:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 285 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 1.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 227 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 us1000by63 Id of event.
Event Code 1000by63 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000by63, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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