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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Santa Catarina Mechoacan in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4993S, -97.579WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Santa Catarina Mechoacan in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 00:57:01 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d4lg. Unique identifier: us2000d4lg. Exact location, longitude -97.579° West, latitude 16.4993° North, depth = 40.17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.17 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 06:57:01 / February 19, 2018 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Santa María del Tule, Villa de Etla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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.

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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. 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: 32 km NE of Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.579° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NE of Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-19 06:57:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-19 07:12:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 37 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 550 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 1.418 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 120 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 us2000d4lg Id of event.
Event Code 2000d4lg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d4lg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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