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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.3985S, -92.8063WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p52. Id of event: us20009p52. Exact location, longitude -92.8063° West, latitude 14.3985° North, depth = 59.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 22:25:22 / June 22, 2017 @ 10:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.68 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:25:22 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Champerico, Cacahoatán, Villa Comaltitlán (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 54 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.8063° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3985° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2017-06-22 22:25:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-22 23:06:50 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 312 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 1.083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us20009p52 Id of event.
Event Code 20009p52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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