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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Coahuayana in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.6719S, -103.8229WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Coahuayana in Mexico on Sunday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:12:31 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -103.8229 West, latitude 18.6719 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us60005m18. Event ids that are associated: us60005m18. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 22:12:31 / September 22, 2019 @ 10:12 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cofradía, Quesería, Pihuamo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 130 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Colima (c. 127 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ciudad de Villa de Álvarez (c. 117 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 110 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Tecoman (c. 79 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Armeria (c. 17 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Coquimatlán (c. 13 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three 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 quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km WSW of Coahuayana, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -103.8229° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6719° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WSW of Coahuayana, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-22 22:12:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-23 00:44:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 2.638 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us60005m18 Id of event.
Event Code 60005m18 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005m18, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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