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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.5392S, -90.8915WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -90.8915° West, 13.5392° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:07:35 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100096z1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096z1. Global time and date of event 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 16:07:35 / July 5, 2017 @ 4:07 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Bravo, Santa Bárbara, Alotenango (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).

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

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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. 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: 43 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8915° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km S 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 2017-07-05 16:07:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-05 16:28:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 401 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 1.252 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us100096z1 Id of event.
Event Code 100096z1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096z1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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