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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near San Mateo del Mar in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.7988S, -94.7875WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico on Friday. Event id: us2000ai0u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai0u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.83 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:25:55 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 11:25:55 / September 8, 2017 @ 11:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.7875 West, latitude 15.7988 North, depth = 32.83 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paredón, El Espinal, San Jerónimo Ixtepec (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.7875° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7988° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSE of San Mateo 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 11:25:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 11:48:47 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 3.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us2000ai0u Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai0u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai0u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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