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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4762S, -97.7994WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 00:29:39 / March 24, 2016 @ 12:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.7994 West, latitude 16.4762 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:29:39 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005c5e. Id of event: us20005c5e.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Escondido, Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop).

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 nineteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km ENE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7994° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4762° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-24 00:29:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-24 00:50:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 370 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 1.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us20005c5e Id of event.
Event Code 20005c5e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005c5e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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