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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Bajos del Ejido in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.9556S, -100.0214WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Bajos del Ejido in Mexico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007jlz. Id of event: us60007jlz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 23:17:47 / January 29, 2020 @ 11:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -100.0214° West, 16.9556° North, depth 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:17:47 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Grande, Ayutla de los Libres, Quechultenango (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 5 km W of Bajos del Ejido, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.0214° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km W of Bajos del Ejido, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-29 23:17:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-29 23:48:43 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 354 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 1.515 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us60007jlz Id of event.
Event Code 60007jlz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007jlz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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