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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 124 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico

Earthquake location 14.8894S, -94.1021WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 124 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico (77 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -94.1021° West, 14.8894° North, depth 24.04 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:33:15 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.04 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 04:33:15 / September 29, 2017 @ 4:33 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000awd5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000awd5.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 124 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8894° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 124km 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 04:33:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-29 04:51:01 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 385 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 2.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us2000awd5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000awd5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awd5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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