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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, Oaxaca, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.062S, -96.6169WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.98 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -96.6169° West, 16.062° North, depth 23.98 km. The temblor was detected at 19:54:10 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/20 / 2020-07-01 19:54:10 / July 1, 2020 @ 7:54 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ag4g. Id of event: us7000ag4g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Villa de Zaachila (c. 14 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 13 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Trinidad Zaachila (c. 12 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tlacolula de Matamoros, Villa de Zaachila, San Pablo Villa de Mitla (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.6169° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.062° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Oaxaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-01 19:54:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-01 20:13:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 371 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 4.981 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us7000ag4g Id of event.
Event Code 7000ag4g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ag4g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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