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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Acapetagua in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.7193S, -93.2493WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Acapetagua in Mexico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 23:45:58 / March 26, 2020 @ 11:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008h21. Unique identifier: us70008h21. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:45:58 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -93.2493 West, latitude 14.7193 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vida Mejor I, Huehuetán, Huixtla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Huehuetán (c. 7 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Vida Mejor I (c. 6 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 85 km SW of Acapetagua, 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 -93.2493° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7193° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km SW of Acapetagua, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-26 23:45:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-27 00:08:33 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 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 1.517 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us70008h21 Id of event.
Event Code 70008h21 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008h21, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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