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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 52 km S of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9948S, -98.427WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 00:41:22 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009aam. Unique identifier: us70009aam. Exact location of event, longitude -98.427 West, latitude 15.9948 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 07:41:22 / May 5, 2020 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, Marquelia, Ometepec (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop).

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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km S of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.427° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km S of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-05 07:41:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 07:05:14 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 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 1.564 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 238 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 us70009aam Id of event.
Event Code 70009aam An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009aam, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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