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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5738S, -94.4885WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ahvc. Id of event: us2000ahvc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.27 km (26 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:17:42 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:17 am. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:17:42 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 41.27 km, -94.4885° West, 15.5738° North.

The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Unión Hidalgo, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Salina Cruz.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 75 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.4885° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5738° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km 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 05:17:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 05:45:33 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 449 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 2.89 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000ahvc Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahvc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahvc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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