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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag strikes near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.4747S, -92.1627WA earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 14:11:29 / April 15, 2016 @ 2:11 pm. Unique identifier: us20005ih9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ih9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:11:29 / 8:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.38 km, -92.1627° West, 13.4747° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.38 km (30 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tiquisate, Nueva Concepción, Brisas Barra de Suchiate. Epicenter of the earthquake was 125 km (78 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 95 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.1627° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4747° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-15 14:11:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 14:39:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.21 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 593 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 1.138 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005ih9 Id of event.
Event Code 20005ih9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ih9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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