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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Acapetagua in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.0848S, -92.7951WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Acapetagua in Mexico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.09 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.7951 West, latitude 15.0848 North, depth = 110.09 km. The temblor was detected at 11:41:14 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000k995. Event ids that are associated: us2000k995. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 17:41:14 / March 24, 2019 @ 5:41 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pajapita, Ocós, Angel Albino Corzo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSW of Acapetagua, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.7951° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0848° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSW of Acapetagua, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-24 17:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-21 17:11:20 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 284 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 0.541 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us2000k995 Id of event.
Event Code 2000k995 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000k995, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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