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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near San Luis Acatlan in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.791S, -98.6814WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Luis Acatlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -98.6814° West, latitude 16.791° North, depth = 56.84 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 23:07:45 / January 12, 2016 @ 11:07 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:45 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004dvk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dvk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.84 km (35 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Quechultenango, Pinotepa de Don Luis (min 5000 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 6 km ESE of San Luis Acatlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.6814° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ESE of San Luis Acatlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-12 23:07:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 00:24:43 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 284 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 0.775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us10004dvk Id of event.
Event Code 10004dvk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dvk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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