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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 78 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico

Earthquake location 14.4079S, -93.0789WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:27:29 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -93.0789° West, 14.4079° North, depth 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 07:27:29 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us20005lif. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005lif.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vida Mejor I, Ocós, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vida Mejor I (c. 6 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.0789° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4079° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 2016-04-25 07:27:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 07:48:18 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 340 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 1.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us20005lif Id of event.
Event Code 20005lif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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