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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag strikes near Tomatlan in Mexico



Earthquake location 18.579S, -107.022WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) strikes 239 km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico (149 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -107.022° West, 18.579° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: pt16021050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16021050. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 18:06:56 / January 21, 2016 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:06:56 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 239 km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -107.022° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 239km 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 18:06:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 18:13:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 732 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 226.799981856 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt16021050 Id of event.
Event Code 16021050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16021050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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