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Magnitude 4 Earthquake: New Mexico


The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

On Fri Dec 23rd 2016 19:31:13 (UTC) the seismic network recorded an earthquake (preliminary 4 mwr) located in New Mexico. Seismic region Eastern North America.

The epicentral distance (i.e. distance separating the location to the epicenter) to the closest station R32B in the network is 578.7 km.

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Time:Fri Dec 23rd 2016 19:31:13 (UTC)
Magnitude:4 mwr
Depth:4.8 km

Proximity to Population Centers

Event and active stations

The red marker denotes the earthquake epicenter.

Seismic waveforms for closest station

Closest station with identified signal. Not filtered.

Seismic waveforms for vertical channels in network

Subset of several stations close to the event. Not filtered.

Signal description at some stations

STA_CHANS-E DeltaS-E AzimuthPhase TimeSignal/NoiseTime ResidualV. ModelAutharid
R32B_BHZ5.199°253.23°pPn2016-12-23 19:32:32.8648 UTC6.32180.272iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515663
N33B_BHZ7.056°238.07°Pn2016-12-23 19:32:57.2207 UTC-10.278iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515960
Z35B_BHZ7.153°300.77°Pn2016-12-23 19:32:58.4746 UTC-10.199iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515959
K31B_BHZ7.544°221.01°pPn2016-12-23 19:33:04.5852 UTC11.305-0.216iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515672
L34B_BHZ8.41°234.54°Pn2016-12-23 19:33:15.807 UTC-10.278iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515962
P38B_BHZ9.396°255.83°Pn2016-12-23 19:33:28.4678 UTC24.396-0.583iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515677
P40B_BHZ10.491°258.74°Pn2016-12-23 19:33:43.1963 UTC17.842-0.855iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515684
F33B_BHZ11.147°218.47°Pn2016-12-23 19:33:52.7283 UTC14.391-0.303iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515685
P43A_BHZ12.429°261.46°Pn2016-12-23 19:34:09.4982 UTC14.96-1.063iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515690
F36B_BHZ12.476°227.16°Pn2016-12-23 19:34:10.8199 UTC9.1023-0.389iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515701
Q44B_BHZ12.732°265.27°pPn2016-12-23 19:34:16.5301 UTC7.79040.663iasp91dbp:rrodd:16359515706

External resources

Current seismic activity measured by the seismic network

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NSF Earthscope IRIS