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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Tomatlan in Mexico



Earthquake location 18.8414S, -106.9536WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported 215 km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico (134 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -106.9536° West, latitude 18.8414° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004g4l. Ids that are associated to the event: at00o1bebo, pt16021050, us10004g4l. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tomatlan in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 11:06:59 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 18:06:59 / January 21, 2016 @ 6:06 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 215 km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -106.9536° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8414° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 215km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-21 18:06:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 18:25:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.92 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 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 671 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 5.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004g4l Id of event.
Event Code 10004g4l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o1bebo,pt16021050,us10004g4l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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