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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Marquelia in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6194S, -98.8835WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Marquelia in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/08/16 / 2016-08-11 09:38:17 / August 11, 2016 @ 9:38 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006cvy. Unique identifier: us10006cvy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -98.8835 West, latitude 16.6194 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:38:17 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pinotepa de Don Luis, El Ocotito, Quechultenango. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km WNW of Marquelia, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.8835° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6194° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Marquelia, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-11 09:38:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-11 09:54:53 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 369 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 0.985 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us10006cvy Id of event.
Event Code 10006cvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006cvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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