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Light earthquake 4 mag, 7 km SSW of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico



Earthquake location 16.9056S, -95.837WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Miguel Quetzaltepec in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.837 West, latitude 16.9056 North, depth = 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:23 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004xiw. Id of event: us20004xiw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 15:53:23 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:53 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tlacolula de Matamoros (c. 11 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Pablo Villa de Mitla (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Santa María del Tule, San Jerónimo Ixtepec (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSW of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.837° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9056° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSW of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-17 15:53:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 21:54:49 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 246 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 0.863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us20004xiw Id of event.
Event Code 20004xiw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004xiw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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