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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Zacualpan in Mexico



Earthquake location 17.0418S, -100.2634WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Zacualpan in Mexico. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 05:15:15 / August 18, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -100.2634 West, latitude 17.0418 North, depth = 27.11 km. 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 27.11 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a99s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a99s. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:15:15 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zumpango del Río, Petaquillas, Chilpancingo de los Bravos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 8 km ESE of Zacualpan, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -100.2634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ESE of Zacualpan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-18 05:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 05:44:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 402 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 2.498 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us2000a99s Id of event.
Event Code 2000a99s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a99s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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