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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Xalpatlahuac in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.3644S, -98.4792WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Xalpatlahuac in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -98.4792° West, latitude 17.3644° North, depth = 48.28 km. Event id: us1000e95q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e95q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.28 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 02:15:21 / May 21, 2018 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:21 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiautla de Tapia, Ciudad de Chiautla de Tapia, Petaquillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SE of Xalpatlahuac, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -98.4792° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.3644° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km SE of Xalpatlahuac, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-21 02:15:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-21 02:31:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 420 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 0.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000e95q Id of event.
Event Code 1000e95q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e95q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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