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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.1774S, -95.2029WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:37:45 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 10:37:45 / March 18, 2017 @ 10:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -95.2029° West, 17.1774° North, depth 99.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.09 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sze. Id of event: us20008sze.

The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juan Rodríguez Clara (c. 14 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coacotla, Playa Vicente, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km WNW of Palomares, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.2029° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1774° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW 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 2017-03-18 10:37:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-18 11:02:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 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 3.069 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20008sze Id of event.
Event Code 20008sze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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