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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 17 km SW of Zacualpan, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.9716S, -100.4471WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Zacualpan in Mexico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 09:27:53 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.96 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 15:27:53 / February 27, 2019 @ 3:27 pm. Event id: us1000jaga. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jaga. Exact location of earthquake, -100.4471° West, 16.9716° North, depth 16.96 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Xaltianguis, Kilómetro 30, Acapulco de Juárez (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km SW of Zacualpan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.4471° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9716° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SW of Zacualpan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-27 15:27:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-12 22:49:54 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 298 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 0.187 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us1000jaga Id of event.
Event Code 1000jaga An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jaga, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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