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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near offshore Oaxaca, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9934S, -94.5504WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000au34. Unique identifier: us2000au34. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 00:56:52 / September 25, 2017 @ 12:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.09 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:56:52 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -94.5504° West, latitude 15.9934° North, depth = 52.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jerónimo Ixtepec, Tonalá, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.5504° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.09 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 2017-09-25 00:56:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-25 01:30:06 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 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 2.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000au34 Id of event.
Event Code 2000au34 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000au34, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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