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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Plan de Ayala in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.0095S, -92.5103WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Plan de Ayala in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.58 km (62 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -92.5103 West, latitude 15.0095 North, depth = 99.58 km. The temblor was reported at 15:27:39 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 15:27:39 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dieq. Unique identifier: us6000dieq.

Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huitán, El Asintal, Nueva Palestina.

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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 4 km NW of Plan de Ayala, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.5103° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0095° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km NW of Plan de Ayala, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-17 15:27:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-17 21:57:05 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 312 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 0.924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us6000dieq Id of event.
Event Code 6000dieq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dieq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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