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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near El Coacoyul in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.9115S, -101.2034WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from El Coacoyul in Mexico on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 22:14:13 / December 9, 2019 @ 10:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -101.2034° West, 17.9115° North. The temblor was reported at 16:14:13 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006pl3. Unique identifier: us60006pl3.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cutzamala de Pinzón, Huetamo de Núñez, Ajuchitlán del Progreso (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tlapehuala (c. 8 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Coyuca de Catalán (c. 7 000 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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 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: 40 km NE of El Coacoyul, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.2034° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9115° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km NE of El Coacoyul, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-09 22:14:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 23:01:45 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 1.726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us60006pl3 Id of event.
Event Code 60006pl3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006pl3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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