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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Frontera Hidalgo in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.7831S, -92.2476WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Frontera Hidalgo in Mexico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 10:24:25 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/19 / 2019-07-18 16:24:25 / July 18, 2019 @ 4:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.36 km (54 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -92.2476° West, 14.7831° North, depth 87.36 km. 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: us70004n85. Unique identifier: us70004n85.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicacao, Huehuetenango, Santa María Chiquimula (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eight and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 8 km W of Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2476° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7831° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Frontera Hidalgo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-18 16:24:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-18 16:45:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 0.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us70004n85 Id of event.
Event Code 70004n85 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004n85, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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