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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Cuapinolito (Azulillo) in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.7217S, -96.2941WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cuapinolito (Azulillo) in Mexico on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 20:32:04 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -96.2941° West, 15.7217° North, depth 9.42 km. Global time and date of event 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 20:32:04 / August 26, 2020 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bfty. Event ids that are associated: us7000bfty. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.42 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Escondido, Brisas de Zicatela, Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 11 km SSE of Cuapinolito (Azulillo), Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.2941° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km SSE of Cuapinolito (Azulillo), Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-26 20:32:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-03 13:07:23 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 0.185 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 us7000bfty Id of event.
Event Code 7000bfty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bfty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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