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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Tecoanapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4239S, -98.7035WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tecoanapa in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 15:41:55 / March 1, 2018 @ 3:41 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.99 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:41:55 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d9sa. Unique identifier: us2000d9sa. Exact location of event, longitude -98.7035 West, latitude 16.4239 North, depth = 9.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Jamiltepec, Malinaltepec, San Marcos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km SSE of Tecoanapa, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.7035° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSE of Tecoanapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-01 15:41:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 18:01:46 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 1 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 326 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 1.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 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 us2000d9sa Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9sa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9sa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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