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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.4008S, -92.8278WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 12:00:53 / May 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.92 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -92.8278° West, 14.4008° North, depth 35.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009qld. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009qld. The temblor was detected at 12:00:53 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huixtla, Huehuetán, Tapachula (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.8278° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-26 12:00:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-23 06:42:57 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 259 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 0.914 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us70009qld Id of event.
Event Code 70009qld An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009qld, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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