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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4235S, -98.3295WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -98.3295° West, latitude 16.4235° North, depth = 42.73 km. Unique identifier: us10006tre. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006tre. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.73 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 08:55:20 / September 29, 2016 @ 8:55 am. The temblor was reported at 03:55:20 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Juxtlahuaca, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Ayutla de los Libres. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop).

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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km ESE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.3295° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4235° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ESE of Cuajinicuilapa, 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 08:55:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 09:13:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 416 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 1.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us10006tre Id of event.
Event Code 10006tre An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006tre, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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