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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 16 km SSW of Santa Catarina Juquila, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.0907S, -97.3482WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Santa Catarina Juquila in Mexico on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 21.29 km, -97.3482° West, 16.0907° North. Unique identifier: us1000hquk. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hquk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/18 / 2018-11-12 15:54:59 / November 12, 2018 @ 3:54 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:54:59 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.29 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ejutla de Crespo (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ayoquezco de Aldama, Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Ejutla de Crespo. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km SSW of Santa Catarina Juquila, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.3482° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0907° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSW of Santa Catarina Juquila, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-12 15:54:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-12 16:47:39 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 3.663 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us1000hquk Id of event.
Event Code 1000hquk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hquk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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