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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 29 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9704S, -94.8663WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 02:13:31 / April 15, 2018 @ 2:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000e0gi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000e0gi. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:13:31 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8663 West, latitude 15.9704 North, depth = 40.46 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.46 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Jalapa, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8663° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9704° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-15 02:13:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-15 02:29:18 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 298 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 2.641 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us2000e0gi Id of event.
Event Code 2000e0gi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e0gi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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