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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Matias Romero in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.7424S, -94.8517WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico on Sunday. Event id: us1000d61h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d61h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 52.16 km (32 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 09:22:06 / March 18, 2018 @ 9:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8517 West, latitude 16.7424 North, depth = 52.16 km. The temblor was reported at 03:22:06 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).

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

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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: 24 km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8517° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7424° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SE of Matias Romero, 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 09:22:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-18 12:32:59 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 312 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 2.644 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 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 us1000d61h Id of event.
Event Code 1000d61h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d61h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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