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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1719S, -97.5473WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -97.5473° West, 16.1719° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 15:53:27 / March 9, 2018 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:27 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d29h. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d29h.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayoquezco de Aldama, Brisas de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido. Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 19 km WSW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.5473° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1719° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WSW 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 2018-03-09 15:53:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 16:11:50 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 298 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 1.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us1000d29h Id of event.
Event Code 1000d29h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d29h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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