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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.048S, -98.6498WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. Global time and date of event 22/04/19 / 2019-04-22 20:45:22 / April 22, 2019 @ 8:45 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70003aec. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003aec. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 7.98 km, -98.6498° West, 16.048° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.98 km (5 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:45:22 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Jamiltepec, Cruz Grande, San Luis Acatlán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 52 km SSW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.6498° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.048° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-22 20:45:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 20:50:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 0.607 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us70003aec Id of event.
Event Code 70003aec An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003aec, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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