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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.4137S, -92.856WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us20009kcl. Event ids that are associated: us20009kcl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -92.856° West, 14.4137° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:01:56 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 22:01:56 / May 30, 2017 @ 10:01 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huixtla, Huehuetán, Tapachula (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 57 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.856° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4137° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SW 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 2017-05-30 22:01:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 23:08:35 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 271 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 1.13 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us20009kcl Id of event.
Event Code 20009kcl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kcl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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