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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 21 km WSW of San Vicente Coatlan, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.3318S, -97.0254WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Vicente Coatlan in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.0254 West, latitude 16.3318 North, depth = 35 km. Event id: us60007elk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007elk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 10:47:52 / January 24, 2020 @ 10:47 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:47:52 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Villa de Zaachila (c. 14 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 13 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pinotepa de Don Luis, Villa de Etla, San Pablo Villa de Mitla. Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km WSW of San Vicente Coatlan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.0254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km WSW of San Vicente Coatlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-24 10:47:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-24 11:20:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 370 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 1.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us60007elk Id of event.
Event Code 60007elk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007elk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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