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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Puerto Madero in Mexico



Earthquake location 14.4108S, -93.1059WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -93.1059 West, latitude 14.4108 North, depth = 25.49 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005li9. Unique identifier: us20005li9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.49 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 07:07:09 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:07:09 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acacoyahua, Escuintla, Ciudad Tecún Umán (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.1059° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-25 07:07:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 07:42:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.7 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 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 486 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 1.371 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20005li9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005li9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005li9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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