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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.4425S, -92.8224WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us1000javr. Event ids that are associated: us1000javr. Exact location of event, longitude -92.8224 West, latitude 14.4425 North, depth = 63.83 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.83 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 17:44:02 / March 5, 2019 @ 5:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:44:02 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malacatán, Acapeteahua, Cacahoatán.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.8224° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4425° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 2019-03-05 17:44:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-05 21:39:14 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 326 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 1.095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us1000javr Id of event.
Event Code 1000javr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000javr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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