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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Xaltianguis in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.9685S, -99.6844WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Xaltianguis in Mexico on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 00:09:36 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000493e. Event ids that are associated: us7000493e. Exact location of event, longitude -99.6844 West, latitude 16.9685 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/19 / 2019-07-03 06:09:36 / July 3, 2019 @ 6:09 am.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlacotepec, Zitlala, Chilapa de Alvarez.

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km SE of Xaltianguis, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.6844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SE of Xaltianguis, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-03 06:09:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-03 06:26:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 1.22 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us7000493e Id of event.
Event Code 7000493e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000493e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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