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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Salina Cruz in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.893S, -95.2126WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 16:56:07 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -95.2126° West, latitude 15.893° North, depth = 38.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dd5k. Id of event: us1000dd5k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.9 km (24 miles). Global time and date of event 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 22:56:07 / March 20, 2018 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, Unión Hidalgo. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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 S of Salina Cruz, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.2126° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km S of Salina Cruz, 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 22:56:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-19 02:57:35 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 259 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 0.87 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 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 us1000dd5k Id of event.
Event Code 1000dd5k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dd5k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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