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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Nueva Independencia in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.7093S, -92.5341WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nueva Independencia in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -92.5341 West, latitude 15.7093 North, depth = 162.39 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:06:05 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/03/21 / 2021-03-14 03:06:05 / March 14, 2021 @ 3:06 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 162.39 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dj7g. Id of event: us7000dj7g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Teopisca, Concepción, Las Margaritas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop).

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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NE of Nueva Independencia, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.5341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km NE of Nueva Independencia, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-14 03:06:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-14 03:24:01 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 0.685 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us7000dj7g Id of event.
Event Code 7000dj7g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dj7g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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