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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 87 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.3452S, -94.2717WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Thursday. Unique identifier: us2000ahvy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahvy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:33:38 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:33 am. Exact location of earthquake, -94.2717° West, 15.3452° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:33:38 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, Chahuite, Tonalá. Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.2717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3452° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km SSW of Paredon, 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 05:33:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 05:48:54 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 416 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 2.621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us2000ahvy Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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