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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near San José del Progreso in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.8343S, -97.7931WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from San José del Progreso in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.95 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us6000c6bc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6bc. Exact location of event, longitude -97.7931 West, latitude 15.8343 North, depth = 19.95 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 16:49:09 / September 15, 2020 @ 4:49 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:49:09 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brisas de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Santa Catarina Juquila.

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 30 km SSW of San José del Progreso, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7931° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8343° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30 km SSW 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 2020-09-15 16:49:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-13 15:32:14 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 284 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 0.642 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us6000c6bc Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6bc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6bc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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