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Major earthquake, 7.2 mag has occurred near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6459S, -97.653WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.65 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 24.65 km, -97.653° West, 16.6459° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/18 / 2018-02-16 23:39:42 / February 16, 2018 @ 11:39 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000d3km. Event ids that are associated: pt18047000, at00p49oe8, us2000d3km. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:42 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Tlapa de Comonfort (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 109 km (68 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6459° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-16 23:39:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-16 23:59:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 107 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 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 870 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 ,pt,at,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 1.262 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 80 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 us2000d3km Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3km An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18047000,at00p49oe8,us2000d3km, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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