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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near La Venta in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.5861S, -94.8542WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Venta in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 06:29:01 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 06:29:01 / September 14, 2020 @ 6:29 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.37 km (60 miles). Event id: us6000c6ba. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6ba. Exact location of earthquake, -94.8542° West, 16.5861° North, depth 96.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. 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: 4 km WNW of La Venta, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8542° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km WNW of La Venta, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-14 06:29:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 12:51:48 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 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 0.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 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 us6000c6ba Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6ba An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6ba, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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