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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 45 km E of Palomares, Mexico

Earthquake location 17.2048S, -94.6392WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.33 km (87 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 140.33 km, -94.6392° West, 17.2048° North. The temblor was picked up at 09:30:35 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70004d3s. Unique identifier: us70004d3s. Global time and date of event 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 15:30:35 / June 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cosoleacaque (c. 20 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco Ixhuatan, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km E of Palomares, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6392° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.2048° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km E 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 2019-06-16 15:30:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-11 16:52:52 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 1.512 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us70004d3s Id of event.
Event Code 70004d3s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004d3s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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