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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 6 km E of El Ocotito, Mexico

Earthquake location 17.2587S, -99.5096WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Ocotito in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 47.84 km, -99.5096° West, 17.2587° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 09:23:57 / April 9, 2017 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008g0z. Event ids that are associated: us10008g0z. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.84 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:23:57 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, Malinaltepec, Tlacotepec (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 6 km E of El Ocotito, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.5096° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.2587° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km E of El Ocotito, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-09 09:23:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-09 09:40:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 298 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 0.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us10008g0z Id of event.
Event Code 10008g0z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008g0z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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