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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 13 km W of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4247S, -98.1094WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from San Pedro Jicayan in Mexico on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bu4s. Unique identifier: us1000bu4s. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.08 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:23:39 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/17 / 2017-12-21 03:23:39 / December 21, 2017 @ 3:23 am. Exact location, longitude -98.1094° West, latitude 16.4247° North, depth = 14.08 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Santiago Juxtlahuaca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 13 km W of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.1094° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4247° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of San Pedro Jicayan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-21 03:23:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-21 03:32:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 1.213 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us1000bu4s Id of event.
Event Code 1000bu4s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bu4s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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