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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 74 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.5943S, -94.425WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 14:44:54 / September 8, 2017 @ 2:44 pm. The temblor was detected at 08:44:54 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.425 West, latitude 15.5943 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: us2000ai3n. Unique identifier: us2000ai3n.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Unión Hidalgo, Salina Cruz, Santo Domingo Zanatepec.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, 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 -94.425° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, 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 14:44:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 15:14:30 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 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 4.427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us2000ai3n Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai3n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai3n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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