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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 119 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico



Earthquake location 14.9039S, -94.0465WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico (74 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:00:22 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -94.0465 West, latitude 14.9039 North, depth = 21.66 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 04:00:22 / September 29, 2017 @ 4:00 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awcv. Unique identifier: us2000awcv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.66 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 119 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0465° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.9039° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km 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 2017-09-29 04:00:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-29 04:25:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.42 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 483 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 2.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000awcv Id of event.
Event Code 2000awcv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awcv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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