Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.1404S, -92.5804WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60003tl3. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003tl3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.5804 West, latitude 15.1404 North, depth = 112.1 km. The temblor was detected at 07:49:15 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.1 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/19 / 2019-05-29 13:49:15 / May 29, 2019 @ 1:49 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Flores Costa Cuca, Comitancillo, El Quetzal.

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

Questions or comments?

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: 8 km S of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.5804° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-29 13:49:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-29 14:15:26 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 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 1.052 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us60003tl3 Id of event.
Event Code 60003tl3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003tl3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply