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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Oaxaca in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6199S, -95.885WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from Oaxaca in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.56 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:19:51 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 03:19:51 / July 24, 2020 @ 3:19 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b35c. Id of event: us6000b35c. Exact location of earthquake, -95.885° West, 15.6199° North, depth 6.56 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Jalapa, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.885° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6199° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-24 03:19:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 03:36:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 465 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 3.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us6000b35c Id of event.
Event Code 6000b35c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b35c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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