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Major earthquake: M7.1 quake has struck near Raboso in Mexico



Earthquake location 18.5838S, -98.3993WA major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Raboso in Mexico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.01 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 18:14:39 / September 19, 2017 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 12:14:39 / 12:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ar20. Id of event: us2000ar20. Exact location of earthquake, -98.3993° West, 18.5838° North, depth 51.01 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chignahuapan, San Miguel Totocuitlapilco, Tultepec (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Mexico City (c. 12 294 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Iztapalapa (c. 1 820 900 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Ecatepec (c. 1 806 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puebla (c. 1 590 300 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl (c. 1 232 200 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Gustavo A. Madero (c. 1 193 200 pop), 133 km (83 miles) from Naucalpan de Juárez (c. 846 200 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Álvaro Obregón (c. 727 000 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Tlalnepantla (c. 715 800 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ENE of Raboso, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.3993° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5838° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-19 18:14:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-19 18:39:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 70 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.59 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 822 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 1.045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 23 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 us2000ar20 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ar20 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ar20, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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