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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 10 km SSW of Arteaga, Mexico

Earthquake location 18.3862S, -102.4623WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Arteaga in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/12/15 / 2015-12-11 14:49:30 / December 11, 2015 @ 2:49 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004gea. Unique identifier: us20004gea. The temblor was reported at 08:49:30 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -102.4623° West, 18.3862° North, depth 68.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.26 km (42 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tepalcatepec, Lombardía, La Huacana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Apatzingán (c. 98 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nueva Italia de Ruiz (c. 31 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tepalcatepec (c. 15 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Mira Tumbiscatio (c. 14 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SSW of Arteaga, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -102.4623° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3862° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SSW of Arteaga, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-11 14:49:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-26 13:30:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 340 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 1.713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20004gea Id of event.
Event Code 20004gea An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004gea, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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