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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near El Coyul in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9719S, -95.9111WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from El Coyul in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.9111 West, latitude 15.9719 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:54:36 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 20:54:36 / June 23, 2020 @ 8:54 pm. Unique identifier: us6000ahft. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ahft. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Salina Cruz (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km WNW of El Coyul, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.9111° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9719° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12 km WNW of El Coyul, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-23 20:54:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-23 22:00:49 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 326 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 2.995 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us6000ahft Id of event.
Event Code 6000ahft An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ahft, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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