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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.4421S, -94.097WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -94.097° West, latitude 15.4421° North, depth = 48.35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.35 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 01:12:36 / September 12, 2017 @ 1:12 am. The temblor was detected at 19:12:36 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000akhk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000akhk.

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Tapanatepec, El Espinal, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.097° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4421° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2017-09-12 01:12:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 01:21:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 2.494 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us2000akhk Id of event.
Event Code 2000akhk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000akhk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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