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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near San Francisco del Mar Viejo in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5835S, -94.6837WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Francisco del Mar Viejo in Mexico on Tuesday. 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 47.59 km (30 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:30:22 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/21 / 2021-02-23 09:30:22 / February 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am. Event id: us6000dkcp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dkcp. Exact location of event, depth 47.59 km, -94.6837° West, 15.5835° North.

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Tapanatepec, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Paredón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 71 km S of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6837° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5835° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71 km S of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-23 09:30:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-23 09:45:28 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 369 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 2.546 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us6000dkcp Id of event.
Event Code 6000dkcp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dkcp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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