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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 7 km S of Belisario Domínguez, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.2344S, -92.3866WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Belisario Domínguez in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -92.3866° West, 15.2344° North, depth 91.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 01:13:59 / September 17, 2020 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 91.29 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bp7s. Id of event: us7000bp7s. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:59 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Momostenango, Almolonga, San Francisco El Alto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km S of Belisario Domínguez, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.3866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2344° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 91.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km S of Belisario Domínguez, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-17 01:13:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-17 01:28:04 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 0.972 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 82 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 us7000bp7s Id of event.
Event Code 7000bp7s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bp7s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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