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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0702S, -90.9034WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Guatemala kilometers (0 miles) from Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 11:34:59 / December 16, 2016 @ 11:34 am. Event id: us2000819r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000819r. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:59 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.42 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 79.42 km, -90.9034° West, 14.0702° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz del Quiché, Salcajá, Quetzaltenango.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9034° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0702° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-16 11:34:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-16 12:00:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 449 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 1.531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us2000819r Id of event.
Event Code 2000819r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000819r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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