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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Venustiano Carranza (Peña Blanca) in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.6696S, -94.7696WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Venustiano Carranza (Peña Blanca) in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 18:36:26 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000deh6. Id of event: us6000deh6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 122.69 km (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -94.7696° West, 17.6696° North, depth 122.69 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 18:36:26 / February 4, 2021 @ 6:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Coatzacoalcos (c. 230 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Las Choapas (c. 40 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Agua Dulce (c. 36 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matías Romero, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Catemaco (min 5000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 3 km NNW of Venustiano Carranza (Peña Blanca), Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.7696° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km NNW of Venustiano Carranza (Peña Blanca), Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-04 18:36:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-16 23:38:36 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 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 0.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us6000deh6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000deh6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000deh6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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