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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.1659S, -92.883WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -92.883° West, 14.1659° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wsj. Unique identifier: us10008wsj. Global time and date of event 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 05:17:22 / May 31, 2017 @ 5:17 am UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:22 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huehuetán, Tapachula, Champerico (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Huehuetán (c. 7 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.883° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1659° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-31 05:17:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 05:29:51 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 432 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 1.205 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us10008wsj Id of event.
Event Code 10008wsj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wsj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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