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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag has occurred near Tres Picos in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.8917S, -93.4293WA earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:54 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tres Picos in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 19:49:54 / December 17, 2015 @ 7:49 pm. Id of earthquake: us100047zq. Event ids that are associated: at00nzipr4, pt15351050, us100047zq. Exact location of earthquake, -93.4293° West, 15.8917° North, depth 96.88 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.88 km (60 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Berriozábal (c. 21 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Cristóbal de las Casas, Teopisca, San Francisco Ixhuatan. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.4293° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8917° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-17 19:49:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-17 20:31:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 78 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5 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 1 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 673 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 ,at,pt,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 1.942 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us100047zq Id of event.
Event Code 100047zq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00nzipr4,pt15351050,us100047zq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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