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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Cintalapa de Figueroa in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.1216S, -93.9953WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -93.9953 West, latitude 17.1216 North, depth = 143.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008tuw. Event ids that are associated: us10008tuw. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:58:46 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 17:58:46 / May 20, 2017 @ 5:58 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 143.73 km (89 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coacotla, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Unión Hidalgo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Las Choapas (c. 40 300 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Agua Dulce (c. 36 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Huimanguillo (c. 26 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 52 km NW of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.9953° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1216° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 143.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NW of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-20 17:58:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-20 18:28:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.84 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 511 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 1.967 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008tuw Id of event.
Event Code 10008tuw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tuw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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