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Strong earthquake, 6.9 mag was detected near Tajumulco in Guatemala



Earthquake location 15.0192S, -91.9285WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tajumulco in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 01:29:06 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tajumulco in Guatemala (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 07:29:06 / June 14, 2017 @ 7:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.9285° West, 15.0192° North, depth 111.52 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.52 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00orj0si, pt17165003, us20009mbt. Unique identifier: us20009mbt.

Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Sacatepéquez, Santa María de Jesús, La Gomera.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km SW of Tajumulco, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9285° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0192° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Tajumulco, 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 07:29:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-14 07:55:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 308 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.1 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 1 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 927 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 ,at,pt,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 0.507 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009mbt Id of event.
Event Code 20009mbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00orj0si,pt17165003,us20009mbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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