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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.0696S, -94.7466WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.45 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:43:56 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.7466° West, 17.0696° North, depth 126.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ckpj. Unique identifier: us2000ckpj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 08:43:56 / January 18, 2018 @ 8:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sayula de Alemán (c. 11 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Texistepec (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sayula de Alemán, Texistepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 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: 35 km ESE of Palomares, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.7466° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km ESE of Palomares, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-18 08:43:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-18 09:16:44 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 312 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 2.621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us2000ckpj Id of event.
Event Code 2000ckpj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ckpj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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