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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.534S, -97.8339WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico. Unique identifier: us70007035. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007035. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 08:15:28 / January 15, 2020 @ 8:15 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.48 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:15:28 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -97.8339° West, 16.534° North, depth 36.48 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ayoquezco de Aldama, Marquelia, San Luis Acatlán (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop).

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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.534° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-15 08:15:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-15 08:31:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 416 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 1.24 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us70007035 Id of event.
Event Code 70007035 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007035, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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