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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Zacualpan in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.0746S, -100.3727WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Zacualpan in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/15 / 2015-08-30 13:56:44 / August 30, 2015 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000365r. Event ids that are associated: us1000365r. Exact location, longitude -100.3727° West, latitude 17.0746° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:56:44 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tierra Colorada, Tlacotepec, Xaltianguis.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 4 km WSW of Zacualpan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.3727° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0746° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km WSW of Zacualpan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-30 13:56:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-30 16:11:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 259 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 1.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 249 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 us1000365r Id of event.
Event Code 1000365r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000365r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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