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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico



Earthquake location 16.5475S, -98.2938WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 11:47:02 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -98.2938° West, 16.5475° North, depth 37.27 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.27 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 17:47:02 / March 20, 2018 @ 5:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d6ul. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d6ul.

Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km NE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.2938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.5475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-20 17:47:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-20 18:23:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 419 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 1.042 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us1000d6ul Id of event.
Event Code 1000d6ul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d6ul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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