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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 16 km ENE of Tonala, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1634S, -93.6213WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tonala in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.93 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002y1z. Id of event: us10002y1z. The temblor was detected at 04:13:24 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/15 / 2015-08-05 09:13:24 / August 5, 2015 @ 9:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -93.6213° West, latitude 16.1634° North, depth = 109.93 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Berriozábal (c. 21 000 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Venustiano Carranza, Raudales Malpaso, Copainalá.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km ENE of Tonala, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.6213° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1634° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ENE of Tonala, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-05 09:13:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-05 09:31:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.1 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 501 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 1.43 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002y1z Id of event.
Event Code 10002y1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002y1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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