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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Asuncion Ixtaltepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.466S, -95.0564WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Asuncion Ixtaltepec in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -95.0564 West, latitude 16.466 North, depth = 79.92 km. The temblor was reported at 10:57:34 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000ja5n. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ja5n. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/19 / 2019-03-03 16:57:34 / March 3, 2019 @ 4:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79.92 km (50 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Santo Domingo Zanatepec (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 3 km S of Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.0564° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.466° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S of Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-03 16:57:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-03 17:45:08 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 2.808 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us1000ja5n Id of event.
Event Code 1000ja5n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ja5n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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