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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 6 km SSW of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.1216S, -92.5719WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico on Saturday. Unique identifier: us7000mdh8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mdh8. 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 112.476 km (70 miles). Exact location of event, depth 112.476 km, -92.5719° West, 15.1216° North. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:09:11 / 2:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/04/24 / 2024-04-20 14:09:11 / April 20, 2024 @ 2:09 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huitán, Cabricán, Colomba. Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSW of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.5719° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1216° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.476 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SSW of Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-04-20 14:09:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-12 16:20:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 370 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 61 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us7000mdh8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mdh8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mdh8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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