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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 16 km SSW of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico

Earthquake location 17.8261S, -102.2754WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 49.35 km, -102.2754° West, 17.8261° North. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:02:17 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/09/15 / 2015-09-29 15:02:17 / September 29, 2015 @ 3:02 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003iv8. Event ids that are associated: us10003iv8. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.35 km (31 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jeronimito, La Mira Tumbiscatio, El Coacoyul (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Mira Tumbiscatio (c. 14 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arteaga (c. 9 600 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SSW of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -102.2754° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8261° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-29 15:02:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-29 15:24:01 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 369 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 2.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10003iv8 Id of event.
Event Code 10003iv8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003iv8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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