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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Huatulco in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9942S, -96.5161WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Huatulco in Mexico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.28 km (23 miles). Id of earthquake: us70004emy. Event ids that are associated: us70004emy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -96.5161 West, latitude 15.9942 North, depth = 37.28 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:18:54 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/19 / 2019-07-08 10:18:54 / July 8, 2019 @ 10:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ejutla de Crespo (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Dionisio Ocotepec, Santa Catarina Juquila, Ayoquezco de Aldama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 has struck near. 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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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. 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: 26 km NW of Huatulco, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.5161° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9942° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NW of Huatulco, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-08 10:18:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-08 10:40:12 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 284 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 2.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 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 us70004emy Id of event.
Event Code 70004emy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004emy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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