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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Xochistlahuaca in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.9003S, -98.4343WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Xochistlahuaca in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008iib. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008iib. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:08:26 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 05:08:26 / March 30, 2020 @ 5:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, -98.4343° West, 16.9003° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Jamiltepec, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco. Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km WNW of Xochistlahuaca, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.4343° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WNW of Xochistlahuaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-30 05:08:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 05:32:14 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 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 0.67 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us70008iib Id of event.
Event Code 70008iib An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008iib, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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