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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Arcelia in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.4202S, -100.2196WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Arcelia in Mexico. Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 14:20:31 / May 16, 2018 @ 2:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e6dc. Id of event: us1000e6dc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:20:31 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.2 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -100.2196 West, latitude 18.4202 North, depth = 81.2 km.

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Iguala de la Independencia (c. 112 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Taxco de Alarcón (c. 53 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Valle de Bravo (c. 28 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tejupilco de Hidalgo (c. 25 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Teloloapan (c. 21 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichihualco, Amanalco de Becerra, Tehuixtla (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 15 km NNE of Arcelia, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.2196° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4202° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNE of Arcelia, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-16 14:20:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-16 14:40:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 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 1.338 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us1000e6dc Id of event.
Event Code 1000e6dc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e6dc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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