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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.7628S, -92.2981WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -92.2981 West, latitude 14.7628 North, depth = 67.93 km. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:14:13 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000jbub. Ids that are associated to the event: at00pm993p, pt19032000, us2000jbub. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.93 km (42 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/19 / 2019-02-01 16:14:13 / February 1, 2019 @ 4:14 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto Madero in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 120 km (74 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angel Albino Corzo, Chichicastenango, Patulul.

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km ENE of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2981° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE 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 2019-02-01 16:14:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-01 16:45:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 192 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.19 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 1 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 787 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 ,at,pt,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 0.63 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000jbub Id of event.
Event Code 2000jbub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pm993p,pt19032000,us2000jbub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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