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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Santa Maria Petapa in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.7434S, -95.1269WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Santa Maria Petapa in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 14:18:20 / September 23, 2017 @ 2:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000atkn. Event ids that are associated: us2000atkn. Exact location of event, longitude -95.1269 West, latitude 16.7434 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:20 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Questions or comments?

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: 10 km S of Santa Maria Petapa, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.1269° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S of Santa Maria Petapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-23 14:18:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 15:34:52 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 3.762 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us2000atkn Id of event.
Event Code 2000atkn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atkn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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