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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6266S, -97.7892WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.78 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:30:45 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000d3yq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3yq. Exact location of event, longitude -97.7892 West, latitude 16.6266 North, depth = 20.78 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 21:30:45 / February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Luis Acatlán, Ayoquezco de Aldama, Santiago Juxtlahuaca (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 25 km SE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7892° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6266° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-17 21:30:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-17 21:48:33 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 2.5 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 400 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 1.191 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us2000d3yq Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3yq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d3yq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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