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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Acapulco de Juarez in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.9031S, -99.7262WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Acapulco de Juarez in Mexico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100069ek. Id of event: us100069ek. The temblor was detected at 03:00:33 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -99.7262° West, 16.9031° North, depth 41.99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.99 km (26 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/16 / 2016-08-02 08:00:33 / August 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chilapa de Alvarez, Atliaca, Copala. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.

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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: 18 km ENE of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.7262° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9031° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-02 08:00:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-02 08:39:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 341 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 1.287 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us100069ek Id of event.
Event Code 100069ek An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100069ek, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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