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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Nuevo Churumuco in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.6124S, -101.437WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Nuevo Churumuco in Mexico. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:01:48 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 59.59 km, -101.437° West, 18.6124° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/15 / 2015-07-08 04:01:48 / July 8, 2015 @ 4:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.59 km (37 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002vx3. Id of event: us20002vx3.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taretán, Arteaga, Buenos Aires (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Nueva Italia de Ruiz (c. 31 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tacámbaro de Codallos (c. 21 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ario de Rosales (c. 14 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Mira Tumbiscatio (c. 14 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 20 km E of Nuevo Churumuco, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.437° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6124° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km E of Nuevo Churumuco, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-08 04:01:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-08 04:19:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 298 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 1.047 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 169 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 us20002vx3 Id of event.
Event Code 20002vx3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002vx3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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