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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.401S, -92.7305WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:43:05 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000395h. Event ids that are associated: us7000395h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/19 / 2019-04-19 11:43:05 / April 19, 2019 @ 11:43 am. Exact location of earthquake, -92.7305° West, 14.401° North, depth 35 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Comaltitlán, Malacatán, Cacahoatán. Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 48 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.7305° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.401° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2019-04-19 11:43:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-26 11:51:09 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 271 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 1.01 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us7000395h Id of event.
Event Code 7000395h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000395h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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