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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near San Jeronimo Ixtepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6741S, -95.0011WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Jeronimo Ixtepec in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -95.0011° West, latitude 16.6741° North, depth = 78.08 km. Id of earthquake: us2000j9x7. Event ids that are associated: us2000j9x7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/19 / 2019-01-29 00:53:20 / January 29, 2019 @ 12:53 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.08 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:53:20 / 6:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec. Event epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 15 km NE of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.0011° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6741° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-29 00:53:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-29 01:26:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 386 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 2.775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us2000j9x7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000j9x7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j9x7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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