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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.3018S, -95.1249WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:22 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -95.1249° West, 17.3018° North, depth 112.05 km. Global time and date of event 19/04/18 / 2018-04-19 10:06:22 / April 19, 2018 @ 10:06 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000dnja. Event ids that are associated: us1000dnja. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.05 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minatitlan, Unión Hidalgo, Juchitán de Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cosoleacaque (c. 20 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Juan Rodríguez Clara (c. 14 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 17 km NNW of Palomares, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.1249° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3018° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NNW 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 2018-04-19 10:06:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-19 10:19:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 355 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 3.036 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 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 us1000dnja Id of event.
Event Code 1000dnja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dnja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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