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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Puerto Escondido in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.3549S, -97.0858WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Puerto Escondido in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 23:58:52 / June 14, 2017 @ 11:58 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6.93 km, -97.0858° West, 15.3549° North. The temblor was picked up at 17:58:52 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009mji. Id of event: us20009mji. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.93 km (4 miles).

The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santa Catarina Juquila (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Crucecita, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Santa Catarina Juquila (min 5000 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 54 km S of Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.0858° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3549° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km S of Puerto Escondido, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-14 23:58:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 00:24:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.98 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 2.614 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20009mji Id of event.
Event Code 20009mji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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