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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.6978S, -92.3717WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 19:02:16 / July 18, 2016 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -92.3717 West, latitude 14.6978 North, depth = 71.1 km. The temblor was detected at 14:02:16 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). 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 71.1 km (44 miles). Unique identifier: us20006fl8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006fl8.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio Suchitepéquez, San Francisco El Alto, Salcajá. Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop).

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km ESE of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.3717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6978° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ESE 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 2016-07-18 19:02:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 19:29:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 385 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 0.677 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us20006fl8 Id of event.
Event Code 20006fl8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006fl8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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