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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 2 km SSE of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

Earthquake location 17.2322S, -100.676WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -100.676° West, latitude 17.2322° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000g775. Unique identifier: us1000g775. The temblor was reported at 08:42:11 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 14:42:11 / August 12, 2018 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tlacotepec, El Coacoyul, Acapulco de Juárez (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 2 km SSE of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.676° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.2322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SSE of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-12 14:42:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 15:00:37 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 2.04 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us1000g775 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g775 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g775, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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