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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.6269S, -92.6334WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006w8n. Id of event: us10006w8n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 02:35:53 / September 26, 2016 @ 2:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.54 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, depth 49.54 km, -92.6334° West, 14.6269° North. The temblor was reported at 21:35:53 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Quetzal, Champerico, Coatepeque. The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 25 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.6334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6269° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km 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 2016-09-26 02:35:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-05 23:22:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 0.452 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us10006w8n Id of event.
Event Code 10006w8n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006w8n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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