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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 1 km SW of Santa Maria Chiquimula, Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.0224S, -91.3387WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (mg/mb) has striked on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Santa Maria Chiquimula in Guatemala. The temblor was reported at 12:59:52 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 161.92 km (101 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-20 06:59:52 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -91.3387 West, latitude 15.0224 North, depth 161.92 km.

Close countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José Pinula, Palencia, Huehuetán.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3387° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0224° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SW of Santa Maria Chiquimula, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-20 06:59:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-20 07:18:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.92 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 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 482 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 0.333 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 usc000the9 Id of event.
Event Code c000the9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000the9 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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