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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Ometepec in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.8692S, -98.5066WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ometepec in Mexico. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:44:23 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008kz5. Event ids that are associated: us20008kz5. Exact location of event, depth 15.7 km, -98.5066° West, 16.8692° North. 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 15.7 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 20:44:23 / February 20, 2017 @ 8:44 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Tlapa de Comonfort, Pinotepa de Don Luis (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNW of Ometepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.5066° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.8692° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNW of Ometepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-20 20:44:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-20 23:53:54 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 259 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 0.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us20008kz5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008kz5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kz5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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