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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Las Choapas in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.4841S, -94.0361WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Las Choapas in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 158.84 km, -94.0361° West, 17.4841° North. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:08:14 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/06/16 / 2016-06-06 19:08:14 / June 6, 2016 @ 7:08 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 158.84 km (99 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200062db. Ids that are associated to the event: us200062db.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Coatzacoalcos (c. 230 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Cárdenas (c. 85 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Las Choapas (c. 40 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Agua Dulce (c. 36 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Huimanguillo (c. 26 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fraccionamiento Ciudad Olmeca, Chinameca, Cárdenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 49 km S of Las Choapas, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4841° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km S of Las Choapas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-06 19:08:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-06 22:00:14 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 284 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 2.176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us200062db Id of event.
Event Code 200062db An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200062db, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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