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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 9 km ENE of Niltepec, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.5993S, -94.5361WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Niltepec in Mexico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d612. Id of event: us1000d612. Exact location, longitude -94.5361° West, latitude 16.5993° North, depth = 92.87 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:47:24 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.87 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 07:47:24 / March 18, 2018 @ 7:47 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cintalapa de Figueroa, Salina Cruz, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km ENE of Niltepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.5361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of Niltepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-18 07:47:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-18 08:09:33 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 2.323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us1000d612 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d612 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d612, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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