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Strong earthquake: M6.9 quake has struck near Tomatlan in Mexico



Earthquake location 18.6S, -107WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 235 km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico (146 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -107° West, 18.6° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tomatlan in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00o1bebo. Ids that are associated to the event: pt16021050, at00o1bebo. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 18:07:00 / January 21, 2016 @ 6:07 pm UTC/GMT. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:07:00 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 235 km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -107° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 235km 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 18:07:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 18:13:52 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 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 732 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 79 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.85052949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183.6 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 at00o1bebo Id of event.
Event Code 00o1bebo An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16021050,at00o1bebo, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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