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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Atoyac de Alvarez in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.4829S, -100.2932WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Atoyac de Alvarez in Mexico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 08:00:52 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.24 km (43 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 14:00:52 / March 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000jcwk. Event ids that are associated: us1000jcwk. Exact location of event, depth 69.24 km, -100.2932° West, 17.4829° North.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atliaca, Tixtla de Guerrero, Arcelia. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 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.

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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: 34 km NNE of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.2932° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE of Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-09 14:00:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-09 14:31:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 342 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 2.12 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us1000jcwk Id of event.
Event Code 1000jcwk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jcwk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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