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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 44 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.8349S, -94.833WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico on Saturday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:30:11 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000aiwm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aiwm. Exact location, longitude -94.833° West, latitude 15.8349° North, depth = 59.46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 15:30:11 / September 9, 2017 @ 3:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.46 km (37 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, Paredón, Jalapa. Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.833° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.8349° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2017-09-09 15:30:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-09 15:48:39 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 432 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 5.408 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 140 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 us2000aiwm Id of event.
Event Code 2000aiwm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aiwm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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