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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Chahuites in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.247S, -94.345WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Chahuites in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us6000cqqi. Event ids that are associated: us6000cqqi. Exact location of event, longitude -94.345 West, latitude 16.247 North, depth = 85.51 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.51 km (53 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:43:54 / 8:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 08:43:54 / November 20, 2020 @ 8:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Salina Cruz, San Jerónimo Ixtepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km WSW of Chahuites, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km WSW of Chahuites, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-20 08:43:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-20 08:59:01 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 340 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 2.121 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us6000cqqi Id of event.
Event Code 6000cqqi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cqqi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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