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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Santiago Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.3318S, -98.1079WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000hbzi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hbzi. Global time and date of event 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 17:15:55 / September 10, 2018 @ 5:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:15:55 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -98.1079° West, 16.3318° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Luis Acatlán (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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, 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 -98.1079° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.3318° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-10 17:15:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 17:52:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 400 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 1.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us2000hbzi Id of event.
Event Code 2000hbzi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hbzi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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