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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.5774S, -90.8037WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.95 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:38:29 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.8037 West, latitude 13.5774 North, depth = 51.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200062rb. Id of event: us200062rb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/16 / 2016-06-08 10:38:29 / June 8, 2016 @ 10:38 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fraijanes, Nueva Santa Rosa, Santa Bárbara. Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8037° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5774° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-08 10:38:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-08 10:57:53 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 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 402 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 1.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us200062rb Id of event.
Event Code 200062rb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200062rb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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