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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.2457S, -94.6434WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:09:25 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 09:09:25 / August 23, 2019 @ 9:09 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.29 km (43 miles). Event id: us700057hj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057hj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.6434° West, 17.2457° North, depth 69.29 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Nanchital, El Espinal, Asunción Ixtaltepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cosoleacaque (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 46 km ENE of Palomares, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6434° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.2457° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km ENE 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 2019-08-23 09:09:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-23 10:19:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 312 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 2.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us700057hj Id of event.
Event Code 700057hj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700057hj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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