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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.8882S, -97.98WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Monday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:22:41 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -97.98° West, latitude 15.8882° North, depth = 47.92 km. Unique identifier: us20006hmk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006hmk. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/16 / 2016-07-26 01:22:41 / July 26, 2016 @ 1:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.92 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Catarina Juquila (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Escondido, Santa Catarina Juquila, Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km S of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.98° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8882° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km S of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-26 01:22:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-26 01:40:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 340 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 3.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us20006hmk Id of event.
Event Code 20006hmk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006hmk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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