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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Huajuapan de Leon in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.8105S, -97.7805WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Huajuapan de Leon in Mexico on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55.37 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:31:53 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.7805 West, latitude 17.8105 North, depth = 55.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000g8sc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000g8sc. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/07/18 / 2018-07-19 13:31:53 / July 19, 2018 @ 1:31 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Tehuacán (c. 241 400 pop), 0 km (0 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Izúcar de Matamoros (c. 42 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ajalpan (c. 24 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Altepexi (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cuacnopalan, Chietla, Santiago Alseseca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 1 km NW of Huajuapan de Leon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7805° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8105° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NW of Huajuapan de Leon, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-19 13:31:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-19 13:54:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.19 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 513 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us2000g8sc Id of event.
Event Code 2000g8sc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g8sc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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