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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near San Mateo del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.8628S, -94.9836WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 11:58:15 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.9836 West, latitude 15.8628 North, depth = 17.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.22 km (11 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 11:58:15 / November 12, 2020 @ 11:58 am. Id of earthquake: us7000cdsa. Event ids that are associated: us7000cdsa.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9836° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8628° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-12 11:58:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-13 11:48:23 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 298 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 2.768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us7000cdsa Id of event.
Event Code 7000cdsa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cdsa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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