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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.3511S, -97.5764WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/18 / 2018-02-23 05:43:41 / February 23, 2018 @ 5:43 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d6sm. Id of event: us2000d6sm. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:41 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -97.5764° West, 16.3511° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Huixtepec, Ometepec, Ejutla de Crespo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 23 km WNW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.5764° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3511° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WNW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-23 05:43:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-23 06:12:48 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 354 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 1.532 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 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 us2000d6sm Id of event.
Event Code 2000d6sm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d6sm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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