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Light earthquake 4 mag, 43 km SSW of Tecoanapa, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1347S, -98.8424WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Tecoanapa in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -98.8424 West, latitude 16.1347 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 18:50:02 / March 21, 2020 @ 6:50 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008dnb. Unique identifier: us70008dnb. The temblor was reported at 11:50:02 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Ometepec, San Luis Acatlán (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SSW of Tecoanapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.8424° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1347° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SSW of Tecoanapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-21 18:50:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-21 22:07:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 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 246 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 1.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 254 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 us70008dnb Id of event.
Event Code 70008dnb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008dnb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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