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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.6065S, -92.4396WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/11/16 / 2016-11-19 00:46:49 / November 19, 2016 @ 12:46 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.53 km (36 miles). Exact location, longitude -92.4396° West, latitude 14.6065° North, depth = 57.53 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007dm2. Id of event: us10007dm2. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:46:49 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby 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 San Felipe, Motozintla de Mendoza, Acacoyahua. Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 12 km S of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.4396° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6065° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km S 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 2016-11-19 00:46:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-13 02:46:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 259 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 0.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us10007dm2 Id of event.
Event Code 10007dm2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007dm2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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