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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Chiapas in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.4743S, -93.1715WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from Chiapas in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 12:41:59 / January 21, 2021 @ 12:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -93.1715° West, 15.4743° North, depth 86.72 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:41:59 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000dcvd. Event ids that are associated: us6000dcvd. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86.72 km (54 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motozintla de Mendoza, Huehuetán, Paredón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.1715° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4743° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-21 12:41:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-17 13:18:51 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 340 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 0.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us6000dcvd Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcvd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcvd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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