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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Santiago Jamiltepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.2069S, -97.7509WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 8.87 km, -97.7509° West, 16.2069° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.87 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:36:53 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 00:36:53 / February 17, 2018 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000d3m0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3m0.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Ejutla de Crespo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 10 km SE of Santiago Jamiltepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7509° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2069° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SE of Santiago Jamiltepec, 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 00:36:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-17 00:57:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.89 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 1.558 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us2000d3m0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3m0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d3m0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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