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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.789S, -91.4437WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. 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: us2000addm. Unique identifier: us2000addm. Exact location of event, longitude -91.4437 West, latitude 13.789 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 05:48:33 / August 31, 2017 @ 5:48 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:48:33 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Clara La Laguna, Flores Costa Cuca, Alotenango (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 48 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4437° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.789° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-31 05:48:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 06:13:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 386 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 0.77 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us2000addm Id of event.
Event Code 2000addm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000addm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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