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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near San Lorenzo in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.4651S, -97.8516WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from San Lorenzo in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 16:17:57 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -97.8516° West, latitude 16.4651° North, depth = 24.84 km. Unique identifier: us7000agrw. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000agrw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.84 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/20 / 2020-07-02 16:17:57 / July 2, 2020 @ 4:17 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Escondido, Marquelia, San Luis Acatlán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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 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 NNE of San Lorenzo, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.8516° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.4651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km NNE of San Lorenzo, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-02 16:17:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-02 16:34:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 us7000agrw Id of event.
Event Code 7000agrw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000agrw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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