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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Pijijiapan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5195S, -93.1337WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 23:50:54 / April 24, 2016 @ 11:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.05 km (63 miles). Unique identifier: us20005lh2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005lh2. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:54 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.1337 West, latitude 15.5195 North, depth = 101.05 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motozintla de Mendoza, Tonalá, Huixtla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Close 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km SSE of Pijijiapan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.1337° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5195° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE of Pijijiapan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-24 23:50:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 00:13:28 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 312 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 1.222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us20005lh2 Id of event.
Event Code 20005lh2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lh2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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