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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 16 km NW of Tlacotepec, Mexico



Earthquake location 17.8866S, -100.0774WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tlacotepec in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.22 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:01:45 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -100.0774° West, latitude 17.8866° North, depth = 67.22 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tav. Id of event: us20008tav. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 13:01:45 / March 20, 2017 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jerónimo de Juárez, El Ocotito, Ciudad de Huitzuco. Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Iguala de la Independencia (c. 112 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Taxco de Alarcón (c. 53 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Teloloapan (c. 21 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 16 km NW of Tlacotepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.0774° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NW 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 2017-03-20 13:01:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 13:59:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 285 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 1.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 218 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 us20008tav Id of event.
Event Code 20008tav An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tav, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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