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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Baja California, Mexico

Earthquake location 31.4307S, -115.5609WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported Baja California, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from Baja California, Mexico on Monday. Event id: us6000bfz8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci39347679, at00qf7sez, us6000bfz8. Exact location of earthquake, -115.5609° West, 31.4307° North, depth 7.47 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 15:30:30 / August 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Baja California, Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:30:30 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.47 km (5 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guadalupe Victoria, San Quintín, Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Guadalupe Victoria (c. 18 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (c. 17 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Felipe (c. 15 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 12 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota (c. 8 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Estación Coahuila (c. 7 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Camalú (c. 7 400 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: Baja California, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -115.5609° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 31.4307° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Baja California, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-17 15:30:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-17 15:48:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 361 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.75 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 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 553 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 ,ci,at,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 0.66 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 200 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 us6000bfz8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bfz8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci39347679,at00qf7sez,us6000bfz8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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