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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near San Dionisio del Mar in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.2969S, -94.8344WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Dionisio del Mar in Mexico on Friday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:57:23 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 18:57:23 / September 8, 2017 @ 6:57 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000ai8x. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ai8x. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.89 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 50.89 km, -94.8344° West, 16.2969° North.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Arriaga, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (26 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 9 km WSW of San Dionisio del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8344° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km WSW of San Dionisio 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 18:57:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 19:22:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 433 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 3.351 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 65 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 us2000ai8x Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai8x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai8x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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