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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 13 km SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala



Earthquake location 14.4196S, -91.7313WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Retalhuleu in Guatemala on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77.1 km (48 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:12:30 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000biid. Id of event: us2000biid. Exact location of event, longitude -91.7313 West, latitude 14.4196 North, depth = 77.1 km. Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 18:12:30 / November 4, 2017 @ 6:12 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Vieja, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, El Tejar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4196° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-04 18:12:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 18:39:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 411 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 0.11 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us2000biid Id of event.
Event Code 2000biid An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000biid, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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