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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 9 km SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.3622S, -94.9743WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Juchitan de Zaragoza in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -94.9743° West, latitude 16.3622° North, depth = 66.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000akyq. Unique identifier: us2000akyq. The temblor was reported at 12:42:04 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 66.45 km (41 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 18:42:04 / September 12, 2017 @ 6:42 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, 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 -94.9743° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3622° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-12 18:42:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 19:30:01 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 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 3.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000akyq Id of event.
Event Code 2000akyq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000akyq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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