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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Ayutla de los Libres in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.9196S, -99.2683WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.86 km (25 miles). Event id: us10006rx0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rx0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -99.2683 West, latitude 16.9196 North, depth = 40.86 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 07:54:54 / September 23, 2016 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:54:54 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlapa de Comonfort, Ometepec, Chichihualco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen 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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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: 5 km WNW of Ayutla de los Libres, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.2683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9196° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of Ayutla de los Libres, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-23 07:54:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 08:20:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 370 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 0.926 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 147 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 us10006rx0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006rx0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rx0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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