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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Puerto Madero in Mexico



Earthquake location 14.2135S, -92.9608WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 15:21:43 / March 26, 2018 @ 3:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:21:43 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000ddag. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ddag. Exact location of earthquake, -92.9608° West, 14.2135° North, depth 15.31 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.31 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatán, Ocós, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.9608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km 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 2018-03-26 15:21:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-09 13:46:35 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 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 0.964 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us1000ddag Id of event.
Event Code 1000ddag An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ddag, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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