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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tres Picos in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.639S, -93.7099WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.7099 West, latitude 15.639 North, depth = 85.3 km. Global time and date of event 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 05:04:26 / December 19, 2015 @ 5:04 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:04:26 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 85.3 km (53 miles). Event id: us100048uq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048uq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Mapastepec, Chahuite (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.7099° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.639° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-19 05:04:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 09:45:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 298 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us100048uq Id of event.
Event Code 100048uq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100048uq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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