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Strong earthquake 6.8 mag, 23 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.7527S, -90.9488WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:31:04 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 12:31:04 / June 22, 2017 @ 12:31 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ory83s, pt17173000, us20009p1a. Id of event: us20009p1a. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.82 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.9488° West, 13.7527° North, depth 46.82 km.

Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atescatempa, Izalco, Salcajá (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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 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: 23 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9488° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7527° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW 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 2017-06-22 12:31:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-22 12:52:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 236 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.61 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 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 865 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 1.054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us20009p1a Id of event.
Event Code 20009p1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ory83s,pt17173000,us20009p1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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