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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Rancho Viejo in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.3278S, -97.9845WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Rancho Viejo in Mexico on Tuesday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:27 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -97.9845° West, latitude 16.3278° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/21 / 2021-03-02 11:37:27 / March 2, 2021 @ 11:37 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000deui. Id of event: us7000deui. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Putla Villa de Guerrero, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km WSW of Rancho Viejo, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9845° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3278° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km WSW of Rancho Viejo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-02 11:37:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-05 14:00:38 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 246 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 1.348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 us7000deui Id of event.
Event Code 7000deui An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000deui, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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