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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ixtapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.0591S, -101.8773WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Ixtapa in Mexico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 12:14:10 / December 7, 2018 @ 12:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -101.8773 West, latitude 17.0591 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us1000i443. Event ids that are associated: us1000i443. The temblor was reported at 05:14:10 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Petatlán, San Jeronimito, El Coacoyul. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Jeronimito (c. 6 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from El Coacoyul (c. 5 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ixtapa (c. 5 200 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 71 km SSW of Ixtapa, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.8773° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0591° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSW of Ixtapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-07 12:14:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-07 12:39:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 246 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 2.646 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255 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 us1000i443 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i443 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i443, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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