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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Pijijiapan in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.8753S, -93.7207WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 105 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.7207 West, latitude 14.8753 North, depth = 53.44 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:17 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 22:30:17 / September 20, 2018 @ 10:30 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.44 km (33 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhw1. Unique identifier: us2000hhw1.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 105 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.7207° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8753° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km SSW 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 2018-09-20 22:30:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-20 22:49:02 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 1.991 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us2000hhw1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hhw1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hhw1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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