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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Santa Maria Xadani in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.2989S, -95.8808WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Santa Maria Xadani in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dyt6. Unique identifier: us2000dyt6. Exact location of earthquake, -95.8808° West, 15.2989° North, depth 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:42:31 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 06:42:31 / April 12, 2018 @ 6:42 am. 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).

Close 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 San Pedro Pochutla, Santa María Huatulco, Santa María Xadani. Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 72 km SSE of Santa Maria Xadani, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.8808° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km SSE of Santa Maria Xadani, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-12 06:42:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-12 11:09:37 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 326 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 3.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us2000dyt6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dyt6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dyt6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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