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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Paredon in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.6979S, -94.1625WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 10:38:08 / September 23, 2017 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000atis. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atis. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:08 / 4:38 am (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, depth 74.22 km, -94.1625° West, 15.6979° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.22 km (46 miles).

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Unión Hidalgo, Villa Corzo, San Mateo del Mar. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km SW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1625° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6979° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SW 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 2017-09-23 10:38:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 10:58:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.31 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 519 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 2.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us2000atis Id of event.
Event Code 2000atis An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atis, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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