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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.1752S, -95.02WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -95.02° West, latitude 17.1752° North, depth = 110.78 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 01:07:00 / December 18, 2020 @ 1:07 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.78 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:07:00 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crzm. Id of event: us7000crzm.

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Oluta (c. 11 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Coacotla, Jalapa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NE of Palomares, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.02° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1752° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NE 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 2020-12-18 01:07:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-18 01:21:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 2.902 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us7000crzm Id of event.
Event Code 7000crzm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crzm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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