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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 98 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.1277S, -94.0399WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.31 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 07:53:17 / September 19, 2017 @ 7:53 am. Exact location of event, depth 50.31 km, -94.0399° West, 15.1277° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aqji. Id of event: us2000aqji. The temblor was detected at 01:53:17 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (67 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pijijiapan, Paredón. Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 98 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0399° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1277° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km 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 2017-09-19 07:53:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-19 08:13:08 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 4.584 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us2000aqji Id of event.
Event Code 2000aqji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aqji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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