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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near San Mateo del Mar in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.226S, -94.9072WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ap3b. Id of event: us2000ap3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -94.9072° West, latitude 16.226° North, depth = 27.8 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:57 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.8 km (17 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 14:18:57 / September 16, 2017 @ 2:18 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, El Espinal, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 10 km ENE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9072° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.226° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km ENE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-16 14:18:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 14:38:26 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 449 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 3.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us2000ap3b Id of event.
Event Code 2000ap3b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ap3b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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