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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Union Hidalgo in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6681S, -94.8818WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Union Hidalgo in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, -94.8818° West, 16.6681° North, depth 50.36 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.36 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us700071f1. Event ids that are associated: us700071f1. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:11:12 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 02:11:12 / January 17, 2020 @ 2:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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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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 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: 22 km NNW of Union Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8818° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNW of Union Hidalgo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-17 02:11:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-17 02:34:09 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 369 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 2.661 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us700071f1 Id of event.
Event Code 700071f1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700071f1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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