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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Tres Picos in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.3308S, -93.8582WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 16:28:43 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 22:28:43 / September 8, 2017 @ 10:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.93 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000aif4. Event ids that are associated: us2000aif4. Exact location of event, longitude -93.8582 West, latitude 15.3308 North, depth = 25.93 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mapastepec, Arriaga, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8582° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3308° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SSW of Tres Picos, 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 22:28:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 22:48:26 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 2.239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 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 us2000aif4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aif4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aif4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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