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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near offshore Oaxaca, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.7092S, -94.9904WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico. Id of earthquake: us2000alvq. Event ids that are associated: us2000alvq. Global time and date of event 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 21:30:51 / September 13, 2017 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.9 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:30:51 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -94.9904 West, latitude 15.7092 North, depth = 39.9 km.

Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9904° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7092° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore Oaxaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-13 21:30:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-13 21:50:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 3.384 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000alvq Id of event.
Event Code 2000alvq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000alvq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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