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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Santiago Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.8565S, -98.3336WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -98.3336 West, latitude 15.8565 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 08:56:18 / September 29, 2016 @ 8:56 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006trl. Unique identifier: us10006trl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:56:18 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marquelia, Ometepec, Pinotepa de Don Luis.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 61 km SSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.3336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8565° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-29 08:56:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 09:22:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 1.711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10006trl Id of event.
Event Code 10006trl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006trl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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