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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.725S, -98.051WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 22:25:07 / October 27, 2015 @ 10:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.051 West, latitude 16.725 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:25:07 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004000. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004000.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Malinaltepec, Marquelia. Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km WSW of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.725° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WSW of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-27 22:25:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 22:44:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 312 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 0.968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us20004000 Id of event.
Event Code 20004000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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