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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0918S, -91.4854WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:25 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.4854 West, latitude 14.0918 North, depth = 58.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.15 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/15 / 2015-07-31 23:39:25 / July 31, 2015 @ 11:39 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10002x0r. Event ids that are associated: us10002x0r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Momostenango, San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Santiago Sacatepéquez (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km WSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4854° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0918° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-31 23:39:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-01 00:08:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 408 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 0.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us10002x0r Id of event.
Event Code 10002x0r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002x0r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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