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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Puerto Madero in Mexico



Earthquake location 14.425S, -92.838WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 16:42:52 / August 24, 2017 @ 4:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.838 West, latitude 14.425 North, depth = 88.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:42:52 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000abdr. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abdr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.45 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huixtla, Huehuetán, Tapachula (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 70 km (44 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).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.838° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.425° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2017-08-24 16:42:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-24 18:20:59 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 1.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us2000abdr Id of event.
Event Code 2000abdr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000abdr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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