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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Santo Domingo Zanatepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4222S, -94.3471WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Santo Domingo Zanatepec in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.24 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006uwq. Id of event: us70006uwq. Exact location of earthquake, -94.3471° West, 16.4222° North, depth 97.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:40:50 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 04:40:50 / January 5, 2020 @ 4:40 am.

Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Corzo, Raudales Malpaso, Ocozocoautla de Espinosa. 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km S of Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.3471° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4222° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km S of Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-05 04:40:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-05 05:02:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.32 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 518 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 2.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us70006uwq Id of event.
Event Code 70006uwq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006uwq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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