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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico



Earthquake location 14.4475S, -92.9319WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.17 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:14:05 / 3:14 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005lja. Id of event: us20005lja. Exact location of event, depth 47.17 km, -92.9319° West, 14.4475° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 09:14:05 / April 25, 2016 @ 9:14 am.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tuxtla Chico, Acapeteahua, Villa Comaltitlán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop).

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

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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 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: 62 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 -92.9319° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 09:14:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 11:50:35 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 1.2 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us20005lja Id of event.
Event Code 20005lja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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