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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Santiago Tepextla in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1393S, -98.5378WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santiago Tepextla in Mexico on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:44:37 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 14:44:37 / March 4, 2021 @ 2:44 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dfgi. Unique identifier: us7000dfgi. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -98.5378° West, 16.1393° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). 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 Cruz Grande, Santiago Jamiltepec, San Luis Acatlán.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SSW of Santiago Tepextla, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.5378° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km SSW of Santiago Tepextla, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-04 14:44:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-04 15:47:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 1.415 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 224 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 us7000dfgi Id of event.
Event Code 7000dfgi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dfgi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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