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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Zacualpa in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.2005S, -92.6313WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Zacualpa in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000de57. Unique identifier: us6000de57. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:52:59 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 09:52:59 / February 3, 2021 @ 9:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 106.54 km, -92.6313° West, 15.2005° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106.54 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ocós, Nuevo Progreso, La Libertad. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km N of Zacualpa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.6313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km N of Zacualpa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-03 09:52:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-03 10:32:15 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 271 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 1.095 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us6000de57 Id of event.
Event Code 6000de57 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000de57, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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