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Great earthquake 8 mag, 119 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.0286S, -93.807WA great earthquake with magnitude 8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 04:49:17 / September 8, 2017 @ 4:49 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ovy2q7, pt17251000, us2000ahv0. Id of event: us2000ahv0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.807 West, latitude 15.0286 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tres Picos in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:49:17 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tapachula, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Vida Mejor I. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 167 km (103 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 145 km (90 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 147 km (91 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 153 km (95 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).

Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. There are an estimated 1-2 great earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 119 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-08 04:49:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 05:08:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 1 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 985 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 ,at,pt,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 2.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us2000ahv0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahv0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ovy2q7,pt17251000,us2000ahv0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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