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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 22 km SSE of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6857S, -99.7804WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Acapulco de Juarez in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 13:08:27 / October 18, 2016 @ 1:08 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.41 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35.41 km, -99.7804° West, 16.6857° North. Id of earthquake: us20007f1u. Event ids that are associated: us20007f1u. The temblor was picked up at 08:08:27 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chilpancingo de los Bravos, Quechultenango, Petaquillas.

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km SSE of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.7804° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6857° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE 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 2016-10-18 13:08:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-18 13:32:40 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 354 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 1.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us20007f1u Id of event.
Event Code 20007f1u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007f1u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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