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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Cihuatlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 19.1019S, -104.5909WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Cihuatlan in Mexico. Unique identifier: us20007ga1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007ga1. Exact location, longitude -104.5909° West, latitude 19.1019° North, depth = 45.23 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.23 km (28 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:59:36 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 22:59:36 / October 23, 2016 @ 10:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 130 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Colima (c. 127 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad de Villa de Álvarez (c. 117 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 110 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tecoman (c. 79 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Autlán de Navarro (c. 42 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from El Grullo (c. 21 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coahuayana Viejo, Unión de Tula, San Gabriel (min 5000 pop).

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km S of Cihuatlan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -104.5909° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1019° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km S of Cihuatlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-23 22:59:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-23 23:19:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 29 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.7 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 417 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 3.221 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007ga1 Id of event.
Event Code 20007ga1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007ga1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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