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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Mapastepec in Mexico



Earthquake location 14.983S, -93.1202WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.1202 West, latitude 14.983 North, depth = 61.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:31:37 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 23:31:37 / December 28, 2016 @ 11:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.33 km (38 miles). Event id: us10007nfe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007nfe.

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tapachula, Vida Mejor I, Puerto Madero.

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 55 km SSW of Mapastepec, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.1202° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.983° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SSW of Mapastepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-28 23:31:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-28 23:55:30 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 326 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 1.452 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us10007nfe Id of event.
Event Code 10007nfe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007nfe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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