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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Nuevo Progreso in Guatemala



Earthquake location 14.7999S, -91.9036WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Nuevo Progreso in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.28 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.9036° West, latitude 14.7999° North, depth = 95.28 km. Event id: us20009mc1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009mc1. The temblor was detected at 01:52:43 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 07:52:43 / June 14, 2017 @ 7:52 am.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sacapulas, Acacoyahua, Acapeteahua. The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).

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

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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. 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: 1 km E of Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9036° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7999° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km E of Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-14 07:52:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-14 08:09:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.34 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us20009mc1 Id of event.
Event Code 20009mc1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mc1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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