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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.2108S, -97.9736WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 23:59:50 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/19 / 2019-11-06 05:59:50 / November 6, 2019 @ 5:59 am. Exact location of event, longitude -97.9736 West, latitude 16.2108 North, depth = 29.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.6 km (18 miles). Event id: us700063v5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700063v5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 17 km (10 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Escondido, Marquelia, Putla Villa de Guerrero (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 9 km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.9736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.2108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-06 05:59:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-06 06:21:30 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 385 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 3.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us700063v5 Id of event.
Event Code 700063v5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700063v5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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