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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag strikes near Matias Romero in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.7731S, -94.8951WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:53:05 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.23 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000atjv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000atjv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 12:53:05 / September 23, 2017 @ 12:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -94.8951° West, 16.7731° North, depth 32.23 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from Sayula de Alemán (c. 11 100 pop). 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 Texistepec, Sayula de Alemán, Arriaga.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes 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. 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: 19 km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.8951° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7731° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SE of Matias Romero, 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 12:53:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 13:11:38 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 591 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 3.568 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us2000atjv Id of event.
Event Code 2000atjv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atjv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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