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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Pijijiapan in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.7223S, -93.002WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.39 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:58:06 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -93.002° West, 15.7223° North, depth 99.39 km. Unique identifier: us10008dh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dh0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 09:58:06 / March 31, 2017 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copoya, La Trinitaria, Chiapa de Corzo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 24 km E of Pijijiapan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.002° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km E of Pijijiapan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-31 09:58:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-31 10:18:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 449 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 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 41 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 us10008dh0 Id of event.
Event Code 10008dh0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008dh0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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