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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Frontera Comalapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.549S, -92.2159WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Frontera Comalapa in Mexico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 09:40:52 / December 14, 2016 @ 9:40 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007qib. Id of event: us10007qib. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:40:52 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 182.4 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -92.2159° West, latitude 15.549° North, depth = 182.4 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Las Margaritas, San Cristóbal Cucho (min 5000 pop).

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. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SW of Frontera Comalapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.549° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 182.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SW of Frontera Comalapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-14 09:40:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-12 10:59:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 246 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10007qib Id of event.
Event Code 10007qib An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007qib, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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