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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.3896S, -98.2701WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -98.2701° West, latitude 16.3896° North, depth = 44.83 km. Unique identifier: us10006evg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006evg. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 22:51:38 / August 18, 2016 @ 10:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:51:38 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.83 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Grande, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Putla Villa de Guerrero (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop).

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

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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. 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: 17 km ESE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.2701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3896° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ESE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-18 22:51:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-18 23:46:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 3.049 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us10006evg Id of event.
Event Code 10006evg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006evg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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