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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Santiago Xanica in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9656S, -96.2373WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santiago Xanica in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us6000c5zs. Event ids that are associated: us6000c5zs. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -96.2373° West, 15.9656° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 06:19:52 / October 6, 2020 @ 6:19 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:19:52 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ejutla de Crespo (c. 8 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brisas de Zicatela, Ejutla de Crespo, Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz.

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

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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. 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: 5 km SSW of Santiago Xanica, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.2373° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SSW of Santiago Xanica, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-06 06:19:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-06 07:48:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 248 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 2.738 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us6000c5zs Id of event.
Event Code 6000c5zs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c5zs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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