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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near San Jeronimo Ixtepec in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.6584S, -94.9514WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from San Jeronimo Ixtepec in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:07:23 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071ey. Id of event: us700071ey. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 02:07:23 / January 17, 2020 @ 2:07 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.38 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.9514 West, latitude 16.6584 North, depth = 27.38 km.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km ENE of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.9514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6584° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE 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 2020-01-17 02:07:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-17 02:24:43 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 3.8 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 433 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 2.726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us700071ey Id of event.
Event Code 700071ey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700071ey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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