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Light earthquake 4 mag, 33 km SSW of Mapastepec, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.1638S, -93.0418WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 08:43:18 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/06/15 / 2015-06-06 13:43:18 / June 6, 2015 @ 1:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20002qbr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002qbr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.65 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -93.0418 West, latitude 15.1638 North, depth = 93.65 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tapachula, Motozintla de Mendoza, Angel Albino Corzo.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SSW of Mapastepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.0418° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1638° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSW of Mapastepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-06-06 13:43:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-05 16:43:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 246 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 1.412 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223 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 us20002qbr Id of event.
Event Code 20002qbr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002qbr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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