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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 2 km ESE of Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.5682S, -90.6557WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Santa Lucia Milpas Altas in Guatemala on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.09 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 09:49:22 / February 28, 2016 @ 9:49 am. Id of earthquake: us10004tg1. Event ids that are associated: us10004tg1. Exact location of earthquake, -90.6557° West, 14.5682° North, depth 28.09 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:49:22 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tiquisate, San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km ESE of Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.6557° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.5682° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ESE of Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-28 09:49:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 22:23:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 191 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 1.007 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004tg1 Id of event.
Event Code 10004tg1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004tg1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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