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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Ometepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.5848S, -98.3051WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ometepec in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -98.3051 West, latitude 16.5848 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d6tb. Event ids that are associated: us1000d6tb. The temblor was picked up at 10:44:02 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 16:44:02 / March 20, 2018 @ 4:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Ayutla de los Libres (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-eight 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. 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: 16 km SE of Ometepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.3051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE of Ometepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-20 16:44:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-20 17:11:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 370 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 1.004 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us1000d6tb Id of event.
Event Code 1000d6tb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d6tb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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