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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 33 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala



Earthquake location 14.0641S, -91.7164WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 17:29:01 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.72 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aa12. Unique identifier: us2000aa12. Exact location of event, longitude -91.7164 West, latitude 14.0641 North, depth = 37.72 km. Global time and date of event 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 23:29:01 / August 20, 2017 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 111 km (69 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz Balanyá, Zaragoza, Tapachula (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 33 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0641° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SE of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-20 23:29:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-20 23:40:56 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 2.2 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 449 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 1.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us2000aa12 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aa12 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aa12, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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