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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near La Esperanza (El Zapotal) in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.8021S, -93.6388WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico (54 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.98 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:10:55 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7n9. Id of event: us6000d7n9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.6388 West, latitude 14.8021 North, depth = 29.98 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 06:10:55 / January 12, 2021 @ 6:10 am UTC/GMT.

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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 87 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.6388° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8021° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-12 06:10:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-12 06:53:23 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 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 1.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d7n9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d7n9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d7n9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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