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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.1093S, -95.3812WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.81 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:01:40 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 04:01:40 / December 22, 2019 @ 4:01 am. Exact location, longitude -95.3812° West, latitude 17.1093° North, depth = 105.81 km. Id of earthquake: us70006u0b. Event ids that are associated: us70006u0b.

The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Playa Vicente, Unión Hidalgo, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-two 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. 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: 33 km W of Palomares, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.3812° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km W 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 2019-12-22 04:01:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-03 00:46:11 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 298 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 0.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 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 us70006u0b Id of event.
Event Code 70006u0b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006u0b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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