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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Suchiate in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.4403S, -92.3961WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Suchiate in Mexico on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:47 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.2 km (13 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100062k2. Id of event: us100062k2. Exact location of event, longitude -92.3961 West, latitude 14.4403 North, depth = 20.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/16 / 2016-07-04 15:58:47 / July 4, 2016 @ 3:58 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ostuncalco, San Francisco Zapotitlán, Tacaná (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 22 km WSW of Suchiate, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.3961° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WSW of Suchiate, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-04 15:58:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-02 20:00:37 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 0.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us100062k2 Id of event.
Event Code 100062k2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100062k2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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