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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Tapachula in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.7903S, -92.3107WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tapachula in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wg3. Unique identifier: us10008wg3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.7 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.3107 West, latitude 14.7903 North, depth = 48.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 12:03:42 / May 13, 2017 @ 12:03 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:03:42 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Libertad, Salcajá, Cantel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSW of Tapachula, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.3107° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7903° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSW of Tapachula, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-13 12:03:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 06:23:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 285 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 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us10008wg3 Id of event.
Event Code 10008wg3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wg3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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