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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Niltepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.8376S, -94.6758WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Niltepec in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.83 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000augh. Event ids that are associated: us2000augh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 14:54:11 / September 23, 2017 @ 2:54 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:54:11 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.6758° West, 16.8376° North, depth 39.83 km.

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jalapa, Salina Cruz, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NNW of Niltepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6758° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.8376° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 2017-09-23 14:54:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-22 19:37:25 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 271 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 1.489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us2000augh Id of event.
Event Code 2000augh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000augh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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