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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near El Palmarcito in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.0299S, -93.6804WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from El Palmarcito in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000cqd1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cqd1. Exact location of event, depth 35.93 km, -93.6804° West, 15.0299° North. The temblor was detected at 13:05:23 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.93 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/20 / 2020-11-19 13:05:23 / November 19, 2020 @ 1:05 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mapastepec, Pijijiapan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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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 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: 72 km SW of El Palmarcito, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.6804° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0299° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72 km SW of El Palmarcito, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-19 13:05:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-19 13:31:36 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 1.939 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 181 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 us6000cqd1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cqd1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cqd1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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