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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Petatlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.541S, -101.1632WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Petatlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.86 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:57:57 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 13:57:57 / December 2, 2016 @ 1:57 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10007e9p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007e9p. Exact location, longitude -101.1632° West, latitude 17.541° North, depth = 38.86 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tlapehuala, Coyuca de Catalán, Ajuchitlán del Progreso. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Tlapehuala (c. 8 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days 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 earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km ENE of Petatlan, 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 -101.1632° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.541° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE of Petatlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-02 13:57:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-02 14:22:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 2.095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us10007e9p Id of event.
Event Code 10007e9p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007e9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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