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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.4366S, -94.2628WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, -94.2628° West, 15.4366° North, depth 42.13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.13 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 14:55:59 / September 11, 2017 @ 2:55 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000ak40. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ak40. The temblor was detected at 08:55:59 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco Ixhuatan, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Arriaga. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Francisco Ixhuatan (c. 5 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four 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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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: 78 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.2628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4366° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km SSW 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 2017-09-11 14:55:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-11 15:27:03 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 2.642 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000ak40 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ak40 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ak40, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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