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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Los Palacios in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.843S, -92.2611WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Los Palacios in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aj8u. Unique identifier: us7000aj8u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 00:57:50 / June 20, 2020 @ 12:57 am. Exact location of event, depth 102.68 km, -92.2611° West, 14.843° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.68 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:57:50 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 7 km (4 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mapastepec, Momostenango, San Bernardino (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 1 km S of Los Palacios, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2611° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.843° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1 km S of Los Palacios, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-20 00:57:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-18 00:47:56 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 298 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 0.064 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us7000aj8u Id of event.
Event Code 7000aj8u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aj8u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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