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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Zihuatanejo in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.646S, -101.529WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Zihuatanejo in Mexico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 08:16:49 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -101.529° West, 17.646° North, depth 44.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 14:16:49 / February 29, 2016 @ 2:16 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004vk0. Event ids that are associated: us10004vk0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.3 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 2 km (2 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, La Orilla, Guacamayas (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 five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km ENE of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.529° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.646° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Zihuatanejo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-29 14:16:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-28 20:27:54 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 271 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10004vk0 Id of event.
Event Code 10004vk0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004vk0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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