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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Cuauhtémoc in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.173S, -94.8853WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cuauhtémoc in Mexico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 19:52:01 / 7:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 19:52:01 / December 14, 2020 @ 7:52 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000d5y4. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5y4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 125.9 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8853 West, latitude 17.173 North, depth = 125.9 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coacotla, Soconusco, Acayucan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Oluta (c. 11 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km N of Cuauhtémoc, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8853° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.173° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km N of Cuauhtémoc, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-14 19:52:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-11 19:33:17 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 0.081 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us6000d5y4 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5y4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5y4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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