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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Tres Picos in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.1166S, -93.8008WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:28:23 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -93.8008 West, latitude 15.1166 North, depth = 60.76 km. Global time and date of event 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 15:28:23 / September 12, 2017 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000aktu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aktu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.76 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Mapastepec, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8008° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1166° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2017-09-12 15:28:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 15:46:19 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 400 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 2.12 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 121 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 us2000aktu Id of event.
Event Code 2000aktu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aktu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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