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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near La Esperanza (El Zapotal) in Mexico

Earthquake location 14.8773S, -93.5811WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from La Esperanza (El Zapotal) in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.04 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 04:13:56 / October 12, 2020 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -93.5811° West, latitude 14.8773° North, depth = 39.04 km. The temblor was detected at 04:13:56 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7ne. Id of event: us6000c7ne.

Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Acacoyahua (c. 6 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Acapeteahua (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Escuintla, Acacoyahua, Acapeteahua. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 77 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.5811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8773° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-12 04:13:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-12 04:41:36 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 3.401 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 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 465 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 1.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us6000c7ne Id of event.
Event Code 6000c7ne An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7ne, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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