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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near offshore Oaxaca, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.0612S, -94.1289WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 12:56:03 / May 29, 2017 @ 12:56 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:56:03 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008w1q. Event ids that are associated: us10008w1q. Exact location of earthquake, -94.1289° West, 16.0612° North, depth 97.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 97.2 km (60 miles).

Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Close 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 Villa Corzo, San Mateo del Mar, Unión Hidalgo.

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1289° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0612° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-29 12:56:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-30 05:56:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.926 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us10008w1q Id of event.
Event Code 10008w1q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008w1q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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