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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag has occurred near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.7S, -91.1WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Global time and date of event 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 12:31:04 / June 22, 2017 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -91.1° West, 13.7° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00ory83s. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17173000, at00ory83s. The temblor was detected at 06:31:04 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 122 km (76 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla, Ahuachapán, Totonicapán (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 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 -91.1° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 12:38:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 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 715 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 57 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.052826 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115.199990784 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ory83s Id of event.
Event Code 00ory83s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17173000,at00ory83s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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