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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.0251S, -97.9885WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Sunday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:43:07 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 07:43:07 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:43 am. Exact location, longitude -97.9885° West, latitude 16.0251° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006yn8. Unique identifier: us70006yn8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ometepec, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 36 km (22 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop).

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

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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. 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: 29 km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9885° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-12 07:43:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-12 08:37:57 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 1.626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 233 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 us70006yn8 Id of event.
Event Code 70006yn8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006yn8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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