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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near San Miguel Quetzaltepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.0008S, -95.7722WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Miguel Quetzaltepec in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 20:51:27 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 65.97 km, -95.7722° West, 17.0008° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006dty. Id of event: us10006dty. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.97 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 01:51:27 / August 15, 2016 @ 1:51 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Asunción Ixtaltepec, Tlalixtac de Cabrera. Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tlacolula de Matamoros (c. 11 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NE of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.7722° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NE of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-15 01:51:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-15 03:11:05 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 298 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 2.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us10006dty Id of event.
Event Code 10006dty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006dty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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