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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake strikes near Pijijiapan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5992S, -93.112WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (mg/mb) was reported Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 01:57:30 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 102.57 km (64 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-12 07:57:30 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -93.112 West, latitude 15.5992 North, depth 102.57 km.

Close countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, Mazatán, Frontera Comalapa.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.112° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5992° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE of Pijijiapan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-12 07:57:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-12 08:17:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 449 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 1.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 usc000tes3 Id of event.
Event Code c000tes3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tes3 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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