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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Zapotitlán Lagunas in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.8487S, -98.4043WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Zapotitlán Lagunas in Mexico on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us7000aeus. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aeus. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:05:52 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 51.16 km, -98.4043° West, 17.8487° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.16 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/06/20 / 2020-06-30 04:05:52 / June 30, 2020 @ 4:05 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tamazulapam Villa del Progreso, Chilapa de Alvarez, Zitlala. Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Izúcar de Matamoros (c. 42 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Axochiapan (c. 17 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km N of Zapotitlán Lagunas, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.4043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km N of Zapotitlán Lagunas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-30 04:05:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-30 04:24:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 272 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 0.323 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 134 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 us7000aeus Id of event.
Event Code 7000aeus An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aeus, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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