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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near offshore Oaxaca, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6562S, -94.5233WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/19 / 2019-01-02 03:49:11 / January 2, 2019 @ 3:49 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000izrt. Unique identifier: us2000izrt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.5233 West, latitude 15.6562 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:49:11 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Paredón. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Francisco Ixhuatan (c. 5 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: offshore Oaxaca, 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 -94.5233° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6562° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-02 03:49:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-02 06:11:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us2000izrt Id of event.
Event Code 2000izrt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000izrt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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