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Major earthquake, 7.7 mag strikes near El Coyul in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9S, -95.9WA major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from El Coyul in Mexico. Unique identifier: at00qcdxol. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20175001, at00qcdxol. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Coyul in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -95.9° West, 15.9° North, depth 33 km. The temblor was detected at 15:29:09 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 15:29:09 / June 23, 2020 @ 3:29 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco Ixhuatan, Oaxaca de Juárez, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán. Event epicenter was 157 km (97 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 154 km (96 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 142 km (88 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 152 km (94 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 9 km W of El Coyul, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.9° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km W of El Coyul, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-23 15:29:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-23 15:44:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 1 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 913 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 332 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46.799996256 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qcdxol Id of event.
Event Code 00qcdxol An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20175001,at00qcdxol, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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