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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 12 km W of San Juan Cacahuatepec, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6382S, -98.2687WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Juan Cacahuatepec in Mexico on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:01:11 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.43 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600055ch. Ids that are associated to the event: us600055ch. Exact location of earthquake, -98.2687° West, 16.6382° North, depth 29.43 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 11:01:11 / August 15, 2019 @ 11:01 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Grande, Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Malinaltepec. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. Every 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: 12 km W of San Juan Cacahuatepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.2687° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6382° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km W of San Juan Cacahuatepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-15 11:01:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-15 11:22:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 0.962 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 249 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 us600055ch Id of event.
Event Code 600055ch An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055ch, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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