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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.6058S, -92.3866WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, -92.3866° West, 14.6058° North, depth 69.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 69.06 km (43 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:52:04 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005iuv. Event ids that are associated: us10005iuv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/16 / 2016-05-13 04:52:04 / May 13, 2016 @ 4:52 am.

Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Esperanza, San Mateo, Comitancillo (min 5000 pop). Close 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km SSE of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.3866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6058° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSE 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 2016-05-13 04:52:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-03 03:47:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 272 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 0.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us10005iuv Id of event.
Event Code 10005iuv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005iuv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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