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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 11 km ESE of Ometepec, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6547S, -98.3091WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ometepec in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us100032rn. Event ids that are associated: us100032rn. Exact location, longitude -98.3091° West, latitude 16.6547° North, depth = 31.63 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:36:40 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.63 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/15 / 2015-08-17 00:36:40 / August 17, 2015 @ 12:36 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayutla de los Libres, Cruz Grande, Santiago Juxtlahuaca.

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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km ESE of Ometepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.3091° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6547° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ESE of Ometepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-17 00:36:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-17 08:39:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 271 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 2.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us100032rn Id of event.
Event Code 100032rn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100032rn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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