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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.0387S, -98.0169WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 07:23:31 / February 17, 2018 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d3sw. Id of event: us2000d3sw. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:31 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -98.0169° West, latitude 16.0387° North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ometepec, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 28 km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.0169° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0387° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-17 07:23:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-17 07:53:08 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 1.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us2000d3sw Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3sw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d3sw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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