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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag has occurred near Paredon in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.8669S, -94.0876WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 23:01:38 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000ahv7. Event ids that are associated: us2000ahv7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.0876 West, latitude 15.8669 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:01:38 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:01 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Buenavista, Unión Hidalgo, San Mateo del Mar. The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8669° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SW 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 05:01:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 05:38:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.69 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 507 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 2.55 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 150 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 us2000ahv7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahv7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahv7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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