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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Motozintla de Mendoza in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.4615S, -92.1793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza in Mexico. Event id: us2000aeg2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aeg2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 175.22 km (109 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:51:57 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -92.1793 West, latitude 15.4615 North, depth = 175.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 05:51:57 / August 26, 2017 @ 5:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coatepeque, Concepción Chiquirichapa, Ostuncalco (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NNE of Motozintla de Mendoza, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.1793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4615° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 175.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNE of Motozintla de Mendoza, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-26 05:51:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-13 11:50:32 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 0.668 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us2000aeg2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aeg2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aeg2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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