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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Bajos del Ejido in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.0033S, -99.944WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bajos del Ejido in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -99.944 West, latitude 17.0033 North, depth = 16.96 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.96 km (11 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:24 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 06:47:24 / January 30, 2020 @ 6:47 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007juk. Unique identifier: us60007juk.

The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chilapa de Alvarez, Atliaca, Cruz Grande.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 6 km NNE of Bajos del Ejido, 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 -99.944° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.0033° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NNE of Bajos del Ejido, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-30 06:47:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-30 07:10:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 401 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 1.428 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007juk Id of event.
Event Code 60007juk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007juk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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