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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.0748S, -92.7351WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:22:17 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.37 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008fuy. Id of event: us60008fuy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 01:22:17 / March 15, 2020 @ 1:22 am. Exact location of event, longitude -92.7351 West, latitude 15.0748 North, depth = 89.37 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Flores Costa Cuca, La Libertad, San Pedro Sacatepéquez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SW of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.7351° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SW of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-15 01:22:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 01:40:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 1.145 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60008fuy Id of event.
Event Code 60008fuy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008fuy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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