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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Chicomuselo in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9326S, -92.2488WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Chicomuselo in Mexico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 21:26:50 / February 9, 2016 @ 9:26 pm. Unique identifier: us20004z3q. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z3q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -92.2488° West, 15.9326° North, depth 212.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 212.28 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:26:50 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huehuetán, Barillas, San Cristóbal de las Casas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), 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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km N of Chicomuselo, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2488° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 212.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km N of Chicomuselo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-09 21:26:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 21:43:50 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 369 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 0.363 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20004z3q Id of event.
Event Code 20004z3q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z3q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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