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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Salina Cruz in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.0787S, -95.2062WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.55 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 17:56:42 / December 8, 2020 @ 5:56 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:56:42 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cp6z. Event ids that are associated: us7000cp6z. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.2062 West, latitude 16.0787 North, depth = 25.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Crucecita, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Santa María Xadani (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.2062° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.0787° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-08 17:56:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-08 18:16:06 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 3.9 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 449 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 2.956 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cp6z Id of event.
Event Code 7000cp6z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cp6z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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