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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Salina Cruz in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.8138S, -95.5312WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 00:48:15 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 06:48:15 / March 6, 2018 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -95.5312° West, 15.8138° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dcs1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcs1.

Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal, Juchitán de Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 52 km SW of Salina Cruz, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.5312° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8138° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SW of Salina Cruz, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-06 06:48:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 11:23:26 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 3.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us2000dcs1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcs1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcs1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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