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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 56 km E of San Vicente, Mexico

Earthquake location 31.2684S, -115.66WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from San Vicente in Mexico. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:09:02 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 15:09:02 / August 17, 2020 @ 3:09 pm. Event id: us6000bfyt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ew1597676947, at00qf7rf6, ci39347639, us6000bfyt. A tsunami warning has been issued near San Vicente in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -115.66° West, 31.2684° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Benito García (El Zorrillo), San Quintín, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from San Felipe (c. 15 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 12 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Camalú (c. 7 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Benito García (El Zorrillo) (c. 6 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Emiliano Zapata (c. 5 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Quintín (c. 5 400 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km E of San Vicente, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.66° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.2684° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km E of San Vicente, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-17 15:09:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-17 15:35:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 1 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 308 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 ,ew,at,ci,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 0.774 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000bfyt Id of event.
Event Code 6000bfyt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ew1597676947,at00qf7rf6,ci39347639,us6000bfyt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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