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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Paredon in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.9514S, -94.2101WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:25:02 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ai3c. Event ids that are associated: us2000ai3c. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62.77 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 14:25:02 / September 8, 2017 @ 2:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.2101 West, latitude 15.9514 North, depth = 62.77 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Corzo, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Jiquipilas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 37 km WSW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.2101° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9514° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km WSW 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 14:25:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 15:00:47 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 4.93 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us2000ai3c Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai3c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai3c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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