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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.3854S, -92.8923WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 05:41:13 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.8923 West, latitude 14.3854 North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jash. Id of event: us1000jash. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 11:41:13 / March 5, 2019 @ 11:41 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pajapita (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pajapita, Tuxtla Chico, Villa Comaltitlán (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 62 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.8923° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3854° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 11:41:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-05 12:30:53 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 354 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 1.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us1000jash Id of event.
Event Code 1000jash An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jash, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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