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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 1 km NNW of Masagua, Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.2148S, -90.8528WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Masagua in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108.62 km (67 miles). Global time and date of event 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 22:53:36 / December 7, 2015 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.8528 West, latitude 14.2148 North, depth = 108.62 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:36 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044xh. Id of event: us100044xh.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Champerico, Concepción de Ataco, Salamá (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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 quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NNW of Masagua, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8528° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2148° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNW of Masagua, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-07 22:53:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-07 23:20:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 48 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 520 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 1.458 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us100044xh Id of event.
Event Code 100044xh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044xh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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