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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.2451S, -98.5902WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.74 km (23 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:08:01 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 15:08:01 / March 30, 2018 @ 3:08 pm. Event id: us1000dbez. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dbez. Exact location of earthquake, -98.5902° West, 16.2451° North, depth 36.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ayutla de los Libres, Santiago Jamiltepec, Cruz Grande.

Each 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 30 km SW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.5902° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2451° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-30 15:08:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-30 16:33:19 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 340 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 1.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us1000dbez Id of event.
Event Code 1000dbez An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dbez, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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