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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.4804S, -92.8059WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 00:45:47 / April 15, 2016 @ 12:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.89 km (43 miles). Event id: us20005i99. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i99. Exact location of event, longitude -92.8059 West, latitude 14.4804 North, depth = 68.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:45:47 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acapeteahua, Cacahoatán, Pajapita. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.8059° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4804° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 00:45:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 04:08:36 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 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 1.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 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 us20005i99 Id of event.
Event Code 20005i99 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i99, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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