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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Palomares in Mexico



Earthquake location 17.2504S, -94.8009WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8009 West, latitude 17.2504 North, depth = 51.65 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006psr. Unique identifier: us10006psr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.65 km (32 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:46:44 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 13:46:44 / September 15, 2016 @ 1:46 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Coatzacoalcos (c. 230 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco Ixhuatan, Coatzacoalcos, Juan Rodríguez Clara (min 5000 pop).

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km ENE of Palomares, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8009° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.2504° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ENE of Palomares, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-15 13:46:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-15 14:05:12 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 3.1 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 401 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 2.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us10006psr Id of event.
Event Code 10006psr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006psr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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