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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 10 km E of Palomares, Mexico

Earthquake location 17.154S, -94.9649WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (mg/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 13:56:53 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 110.23 km (68 miles). Global time of event 28/04/15 / 2015-04-28 18:56:53 / April 28, 2015 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -94.9649 West, latitude 17.154 North, depth 110.23 km, unique identifier, us200029ys.

Close countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Cosoleacaque (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salina Cruz, San Mateo del Mar, Juan Rodríguez Clara.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9649° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.154° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km E of Palomares, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-04-28 18:56:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-28 19:21:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.88 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 473 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 2.845 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200029ys Id of event.
Event Code 200029ys An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200029ys, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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