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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Tlacotepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.832S, -100.213WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Tlacotepec in Mexico. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:28:31 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.5 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -100.213 West, latitude 17.832 North, depth = 64.5 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 11:28:31 / November 19, 2016 @ 11:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007g0s. Id of event: us10007g0s.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Petaquillas, San Jerónimo de Juárez, Tecpan de Galeana. Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Teloloapan (c. 21 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km WNW of Tlacotepec, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.213° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.832° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WNW of Tlacotepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-19 11:28:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-10 11:04:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 246 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10007g0s Id of event.
Event Code 10007g0s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007g0s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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