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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Niltepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6113S, -94.6447WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Niltepec in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 18:53:48 / September 26, 2017 @ 6:53 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:53:48 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100.93 km (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.6447° West, 16.6113° North, depth 100.93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000av1t. Id of event: us2000av1t.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arriaga, Jalapa, Salina Cruz (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km NNW of Niltepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6447° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6113° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNW of Niltepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-26 18:53:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 19:16:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 285 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 3.284 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us2000av1t Id of event.
Event Code 2000av1t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000av1t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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