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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Mapastepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5224S, -92.9469WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -92.9469° West, latitude 15.5224° North, depth = 100.89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/19 / 2019-04-01 03:36:06 / April 1, 2019 @ 3:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000k8bd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k8bd. The epicenter was at a depth of 100.89 km (63 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:36:06 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatán, Frontera Comalapa, Huehuetán (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 11 km NNW of Mapastepec, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.9469° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5224° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNW of Mapastepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-01 03:36:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-01 03:57:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 1.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000k8bd Id of event.
Event Code 2000k8bd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k8bd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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