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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.122S, -92.712WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.85 km (51 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006u26. Id of event: us10006u26. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.712 West, latitude 15.122 North, depth = 81.85 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:34:46 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 12:34:46 / September 30, 2016 @ 12:34 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo Progreso, El Tumbador, Ocós. Close 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 17 km SW of Villa Comaltitlan, 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 -92.712° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SW of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-30 12:34:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-30 17:30:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 1.149 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us10006u26 Id of event.
Event Code 10006u26 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006u26, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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