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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.5722S, -92.9671WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us10005bxb. Event ids that are associated: us10005bxb. Exact location of earthquake, -92.9671° West, 14.5722° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 12:51:22 / April 27, 2016 @ 12:51 pm. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:51:22 / 6:51 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Flores Costa Cuca, Motozintla de Mendoza, Champerico (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from San Pablo (c. 13 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 61 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.9671° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.5722° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2016-04-27 12:51:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 13:11:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.1 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 518 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 1.232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us10005bxb Id of event.
Event Code 10005bxb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bxb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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