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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Zirandaro in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.543S, -100.9843WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Zirandaro in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us1000i1c4. Event ids that are associated: us1000i1c4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:00:35 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -100.9843° West, latitude 18.543° North, depth = 69.87 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 20:00:35 / December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.87 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tacámbaro de Codallos (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luvianos (c. 9 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tlapehuala (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacámbaro de Codallos, Pedernales, Puruarán (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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 10 km N of Zirandaro, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.9843° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.543° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km N of Zirandaro, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-03 20:00:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-04 19:43:44 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 2.2 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 272 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 1.121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 us1000i1c4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i1c4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i1c4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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