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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near La Union in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.8824S, -101.6749WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Union in Mexico on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008ux6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ux6. Exact location of event, longitude -101.6749 West, latitude 17.8824 North, depth = 42.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 20:25:28 / May 24, 2017 @ 8:25 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:25:28 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.99 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arteaga, Buenos Aires, La Orilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arteaga (c. 9 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km ESE of La Union, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.6749° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8824° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of La Union, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-24 20:25:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 22:07:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 327 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 0.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10008ux6 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ux6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ux6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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