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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near San Marcos in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.9294S, -99.5232WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Marcos in Mexico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 16:20:11 / October 5, 2019 @ 4:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.33 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -99.5232° West, 16.9294° North, depth 17.33 km. The temblor was detected at 10:20:11 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005r3t. Unique identifier: us70005r3t.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atoyac de Álvarez, Malinaltepec, Zitlala (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 23 km NW of San Marcos, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.5232° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9294° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of San Marcos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-05 16:20:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-05 16:44:11 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 369 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 1.11 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us70005r3t Id of event.
Event Code 70005r3t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005r3t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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