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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Tres Palos in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.3726S, -101.623WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tres Palos in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.67 km (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -101.623 West, latitude 18.3726 North, depth = 59.67 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:47:54 / 8:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/10/15 / 2015-10-25 14:47:54 / October 25, 2015 @ 2:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003rb9. Id of event: us10003rb9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Altamirano, Petatlán, Lombardía. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nueva Italia de Ruiz (c. 31 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Tacámbaro de Codallos (c. 21 100 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 20 km N of Tres Palos, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.623° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3726° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km N 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 2015-10-25 14:47:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-25 15:10:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 400 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 1.321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us10003rb9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003rb9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rb9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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