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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag has occurred near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.5893S, -90.8183WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us10007num. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007num. The temblor was detected at 18:03:55 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/16 / 2016-12-11 00:03:55 / December 11, 2016 @ 12:03 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.92 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 13.92 km, -90.8183° West, 13.5893° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8183° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2016-12-11 00:03:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-31 04:05:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 234 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 1.26 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us10007num Id of event.
Event Code 10007num An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007num, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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