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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.475S, -94.3491WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 21:07:26 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.3491° West, 15.475° North, depth 53.01 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.01 km (33 miles). Unique identifier: us2000aj51. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aj51. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 03:07:26 / September 10, 2017 @ 3:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Mateo del Mar, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Santo Domingo Zanatepec (c. 7 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 80 km SW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.3491° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km SW 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 2017-09-10 03:07:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-10 03:25:47 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 3.94 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 500 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 2.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000aj51 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aj51 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aj51, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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