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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 38 km SE of Iztapa, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.7084S, -90.4314WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -90.4314 West, latitude 13.7084 North, depth = 85.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 14:51:23 / May 22, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.13 km (53 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:51:23 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005j8b. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005j8b.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mixco, Guatemala City, Asunción Mita. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SE of Iztapa, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.4314° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7084° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SE of Iztapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-22 14:51:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 15:11:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 385 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 1.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us10005j8b Id of event.
Event Code 10005j8b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j8b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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