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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Coyuca de Benitez in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.8785S, -100.1092WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Coyuca de Benitez in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:45:38 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -100.1092° West, latitude 16.8785° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 10:45:38 / January 15, 2020 @ 10:45 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007i8k. Event ids that are associated: us60007i8k.

The epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Marcos, El Ocotito, Tierra Colorada (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 17 km SSW of Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.1092° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.8785° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSW of Coyuca de Benitez, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-15 10:45:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-12 13:53:07 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 259 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 0.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us60007i8k Id of event.
Event Code 60007i8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007i8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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