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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tlacotepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.5037S, -100.2268WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tlacotepec in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us70007typ. Event ids that are associated: us70007typ. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.91 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 62.91 km, -100.2268° West, 17.5037° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 01:48:19 / February 21, 2020 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:48:19 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atliaca, Arcelia, Tlapehuala (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SW of Tlacotepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.2268° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5037° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Tlacotepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-21 01:48:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-21 02:06:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 340 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 1.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 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 us70007typ Id of event.
Event Code 70007typ An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007typ, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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