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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Zirandaro in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.5869S, -101.277WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Zirandaro in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us1000ja57. Event ids that are associated: us1000ja57. Exact location of event, longitude -101.277 West, latitude 18.5869 North, depth = 65.13 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:25:55 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/19 / 2019-03-03 15:25:55 / March 3, 2019 @ 3:25 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.13 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuanajo, Acuitzio del Canje, Luvianos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Nueva Italia de Ruiz (c. 31 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tacámbaro de Codallos (c. 21 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ario de Rosales (c. 14 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Santa Clara del Cobre (c. 14 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Villa Escalante (c. 12 300 pop).

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 was reported nearby. 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.

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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: 34 km WNW of Zirandaro, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.277° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5869° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km WNW 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 2019-03-03 15:25:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-03 15:52:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 371 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 1.055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000ja57 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ja57 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ja57, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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