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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.7057S, -97.7682WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -97.7682 West, latitude 16.7057 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:01:33 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 02:01:33 / February 17, 2018 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000d3q6. Event ids that are associated: us2000d3q6.

Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria, Santa Catarina Juquila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km ESE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7682° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7057° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, 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 02:01:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-17 02:40:21 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 284 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 1.144 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us2000d3q6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3q6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d3q6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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