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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near El Colomo in Mexico

Earthquake location 19.0837S, -104.2604WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from El Colomo in Mexico on Saturday. Unique identifier: us10008m0h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008m0h. Exact location of earthquake, -104.2604° West, 19.0837° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 12:41:19 / April 29, 2017 @ 12:41 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:41:19 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Tijera, Cofradía, San Gabriel. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 7 km (4 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 130 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Colima (c. 127 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ciudad de Villa de Álvarez (c. 117 600 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 110 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Tecoman (c. 79 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Autlán de Navarro (c. 42 200 pop).

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 six 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. 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: 3 km NNW of El Colomo, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -104.2604° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0837° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NNW of El Colomo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-29 12:41:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 13:04:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 286 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 2.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us10008m0h Id of event.
Event Code 10008m0h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m0h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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