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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Manzanillo in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.8402S, -104.4797WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Manzanillo in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -104.4797° West, 18.8402° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:06:29 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 17:06:29 / May 18, 2016 @ 5:06 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005xti. Unique identifier: us20005xti. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 130 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Colima (c. 127 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad de Villa de Álvarez (c. 117 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 110 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tecoman (c. 79 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Armeria (c. 17 000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comala, Ciudad de Villa de Álvarez, Colima.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SW of Manzanillo, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -104.4797° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8402° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW of Manzanillo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-18 17:06:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-13 19:36:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 273 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 1.045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us20005xti Id of event.
Event Code 20005xti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005xti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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