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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near El Coyul in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6583S, -95.6694WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from El Coyul in Mexico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.14 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:20:24 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -95.6694° West, latitude 15.6583° North, depth = 35.14 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 16:20:24 / June 23, 2020 @ 4:20 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000af1t. Unique identifier: us7000af1t.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, San Pedro Pochutla, Salina Cruz (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SSE of El Coyul, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.6694° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km SSE of El Coyul, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-23 16:20:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-30 20:16:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 1.611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 199 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 us7000af1t Id of event.
Event Code 7000af1t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000af1t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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