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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Tlacotepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.9014S, -100.1858WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Tlacotepec in Mexico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 15:37:17 / December 27, 2018 @ 3:37 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -100.1858 West, latitude 17.9014 North, depth = 72.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:37:17 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). 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: us2000iy4g. Unique identifier: us2000iy4g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.82 km (45 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tixtla de Guerrero, Atliaca, San Jerónimo de Juárez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iguala de la Independencia (c. 112 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Teloloapan (c. 21 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop). 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km NW of Tlacotepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.1858° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NW of Tlacotepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-27 15:37:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-27 17:07:17 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 271 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 1.579 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us2000iy4g Id of event.
Event Code 2000iy4g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iy4g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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