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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Mateo del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9272S, -94.8939WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 03:00:50 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000cm35. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cm35. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.15 km (26 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 09:00:50 / January 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -94.8939 West, latitude 15.9272 North, depth = 41.15 km.

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Tapanatepec, Jalapa, Chahuite (min 5000 pop).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, 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 -94.8939° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-21 09:00:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 10:22:34 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 2.673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us2000cm35 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cm35 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cm35, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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