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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 42 km SW of Cabeza de Toro, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6301S, -94.0149WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Cabeza de Toro in Mexico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 08:56:14 / February 8, 2021 @ 8:56 am. Exact location of event, depth 68.44 km, -94.0149° West, 15.6301° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfjh. Id of event: us6000dfjh. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:56:14 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.44 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pijijiapan, San Pedro Tapanatepec, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop).

Every 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 42 km SW of Cabeza de Toro, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0149° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km SW of Cabeza de Toro, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-08 08:56:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-08 10:23:12 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 271 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 1.919 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us6000dfjh Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfjh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfjh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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