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Light earthquake 4.5908 mag, 60 km ENE of San Vicente, Mexico

Earthquake location 31.5727S, -115.6852WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5908 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from San Vicente in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -115.6852° West, 31.5727° North. The 4.5908-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:09:07 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ew1597676947. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ew1597676947. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 15:09:07 / August 17, 2020 @ 3:09 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Ensenada (c. 256 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Guadalupe Victoria (c. 18 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (c. 17 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 12 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota (c. 8 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Estación Coahuila (c. 7 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Camalú (c. 7 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicente Guerrero, Guadalupe Victoria, Emiliano Zapata (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 60 km ENE of San Vicente, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5908 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.6852° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.5727° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 km ENE 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 15:09:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-17 15:13:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 automatic 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 324 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ew The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ew, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mw The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ew1597676947 Id of event.
Event Code 1597676947 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ew1597676947, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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