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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 71 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.4013S, -94.0148WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.06 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000atwe. Event ids that are associated: us2000atwe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.0148° West, 15.4013° North, depth 60.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:06:12 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 10:06:12 / September 24, 2017 @ 10:06 am.

The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Tapanatepec, El Espinal, Chahuite (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0148° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSW 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 2017-09-24 10:06:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-24 10:37:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.06 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 501 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 4.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000atwe Id of event.
Event Code 2000atwe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atwe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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