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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag strikes near Loreto in Mexico

Earthquake location 26.506S, -110.921WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Loreto in Mexico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 16:17:46 / January 19, 2018 @ 4:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:17:46 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -110.921 West, latitude 26.506 North, depth = 16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00p2t99m. Id of event: at00p2t99m. A tsunami warning has been issued near Loreto in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 132 km (82 miles) from Huatabampo (c. 30 400 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Pueblo Yaqui (c. 14 800 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Villa Juarez (c. 14 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Loreto (c. 11 200 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from San Ignacio Río Muerto (c. 7 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huatabampo, Pueblo Yaqui, Villa Juarez (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km NE of Loreto, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -110.921° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 26.506° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km NE of Loreto, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-19 16:17:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-19 16:23:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -420 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 1 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 651 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 38 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.428321 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136.799989056 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00p2t99m Id of event.
Event Code 00p2t99m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p2t99m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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