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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Santa María Acatepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.0789S, -97.4995WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa María Acatepec in Mexico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us6000df07. Event ids that are associated: us6000df07. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:10:02 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.4995 West, latitude 16.0789 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 01:10:02 / February 6, 2021 @ 1:10 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Pinotepa de Don Luis, Brisas de Zicatela. Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km S of Santa María Acatepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.4995° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0789° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km S of Santa María Acatepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-06 01:10:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-06 01:31:00 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 1.794 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 us6000df07 Id of event.
Event Code 6000df07 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000df07, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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