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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 31 km SE of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.5852S, -96.2016WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from San Dionisio Ocotepec in Mexico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 12:16:04 / January 8, 2017 @ 12:16 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:16:04 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -96.2016° West, 16.5852° North, depth 62.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.94 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007rze. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rze. 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 Villa de Etla, Crucecita, San Lorenzo Cacaotepec (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa de Zaachila (c. 14 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 13 800 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km SE of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.2016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5852° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SE of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-08 12:16:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-08 22:51:09 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 312 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 2.461 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10007rze Id of event.
Event Code 10007rze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007rze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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