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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9381S, -91.1743WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 03:22:48 / January 12, 2017 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.05 km (35 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007srd. Event ids that are associated: us10007srd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.1743 West, latitude 13.9381 North, depth = 56.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:22:48 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salcajá, Nueva Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa de Lima (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1743° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9381° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-12 03:22:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-12 03:34:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 27 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 444 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 1.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10007srd Id of event.
Event Code 10007srd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007srd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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