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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Puerto Ángel in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.3794S, -96.4511WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Puerto Ángel in Mexico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 05:29:59 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:29 am. Id of earthquake: us6000dexk. Event ids that are associated: us6000dexk. The temblor was reported at 05:29:59 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -96.4511° West, 15.3794° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Escondido, Brisas de Zicatela, Santa María Xadani (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 32 km S of Puerto Ángel, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -96.4511° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km S of Puerto Ángel, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-17 05:29:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-11 13:31:09 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 0.509 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us6000dexk Id of event.
Event Code 6000dexk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dexk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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