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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near San José del Progreso in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1614S, -97.716WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San José del Progreso in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -97.716 West, latitude 16.1614 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/20 / 2020-09-28 23:27:21 / September 28, 2020 @ 11:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:21 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c2ch. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c2ch.

Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ometepec, Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria, Brisas de Zicatela (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NNW of San José del Progreso, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.716° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1614° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NNW of San José del Progreso, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-28 23:27:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-28 23:55:34 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 312 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 1.614 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us6000c2ch Id of event.
Event Code 6000c2ch An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c2ch, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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