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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near La Línea in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.847S, -94.095WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from La Línea in Mexico on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:55:22 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 86.4 km (54 miles). Unique identifier: us6000c0ec. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c0ec. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.095 West, latitude 15.847 North, depth = 86.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/20 / 2020-09-24 03:55:22 / September 24, 2020 @ 3:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 32 km SSW of La Línea, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.095° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.847° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km SSW of La Línea, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-24 03:55:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-24 04:12:44 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 2.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us6000c0ec Id of event.
Event Code 6000c0ec An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c0ec, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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