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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 46 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.7846S, -94.956WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 20:13:17 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000j2bj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2bj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 02:13:17 / January 10, 2019 @ 2:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.23 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -94.956 West, latitude 15.7846 North, depth = 34.23 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, Asunción Ixtaltepec (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 46 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.956° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7846° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km S 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 2019-01-10 02:13:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-10 02:29:36 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 2.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us2000j2bj Id of event.
Event Code 2000j2bj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j2bj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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