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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Higuera de Zaragoza in Mexico



Earthquake location 26.0091S, -109.995WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Higuera de Zaragoza in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:15:26 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008vll. Event ids that are associated: us20008vll. Exact location of event, longitude -109.995 West, latitude 26.0091 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 15:15:26 / March 29, 2017 @ 3:15 pm.

Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Los Mochis (c. 214 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Huatabampo (c. 30 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ahome (c. 10 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Higuera de Zaragoza (c. 9 000 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Etchojoa (c. 8 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Topolobampo (c. 7 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Miguel Zapotitlan (c. 6 200 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 Etchojoa, Topolobampo, Los Mochis.

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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km W of Higuera de Zaragoza, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -109.995° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.0091° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km W of Higuera de Zaragoza, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-29 15:15:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 15:40:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 423 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 2.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us20008vll Id of event.
Event Code 20008vll An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008vll, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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