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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Tlapa de Comonfort in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.6393S, -98.6691WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.84 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20006ft7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ft7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/07/16 / 2016-07-19 13:42:46 / July 19, 2016 @ 1:42 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:42:46 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -98.6691° West, latitude 17.6393° North, depth = 51.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Putla Villa de Guerrero, Ayutla, Huitzuco de los Figueroa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 16 km NW of Tlapa de Comonfort, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.6691° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NW of Tlapa de Comonfort, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-19 13:42:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-19 14:11:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 386 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 0.124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us20006ft7 Id of event.
Event Code 20006ft7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006ft7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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