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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 38 km E of Tres Palos, Mexico

Earthquake location 18.1282S, -101.2584WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tres Palos in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 17:25:57 / September 30, 2015 @ 5:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.55 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003jb2. Event ids that are associated: us10003jb2. Exact location of earthquake, -101.2584° West, 18.1282° North, depth 66.55 km. The temblor was detected at 12:25:57 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Huacana, Buenos Aires, Arcelia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop).

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

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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: 38 km E of Tres Palos, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.2584° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1282° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km E of Tres Palos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-30 17:25:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-30 17:57:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 40 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 466 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 1.51 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us10003jb2 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jb2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jb2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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