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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 59 km SSE of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido), Mexico

Earthquake location 16.2044S, -99.3972WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido) in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 10:15:48 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -99.3972° West, 16.2044° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d36h. Unique identifier: us6000d36h. 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: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 10:15:48 / December 26, 2020 @ 10:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayutla de los Libres, Acapulco de Juárez, Marquelia (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km SSE of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido), Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -99.3972° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km SSE of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido), Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-26 10:15:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-26 11:58:35 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 1.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 241 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 us6000d36h Id of event.
Event Code 6000d36h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d36h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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