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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.3696S, -94.0315WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.18 km (40 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:19:20 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.0315 West, latitude 15.3696 North, depth = 64.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ai5r. Unique identifier: us2000ai5r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 16:19:20 / September 8, 2017 @ 4:19 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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 SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km 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 16:19:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 16:32:36 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 385 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 2.409 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us2000ai5r Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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