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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Salina Cruz in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.3782S, -95.2023WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 13:18:55 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:18:55 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004btc. Unique identifier: us10004btc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.2023 West, latitude 15.3782 North, depth = 10 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Crucecita, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, San Mateo del Mar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Mateo del Mar (c. 5 400 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 87 km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.2023° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3782° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-06 13:18:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-06 13:38:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 432 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 3.084 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us10004btc Id of event.
Event Code 10004btc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004btc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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