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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.8786S, -91.5418WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 05:08:23 / April 8, 2018 @ 5:08 am. The temblor was reported at 23:08:23 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -91.5418° West, latitude 13.8786° North, depth = 49.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.75 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us2000dwar. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwar. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pajapita, San Miguel Dueñas, Patzicía. The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.5418° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SW 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 2018-04-08 05:08:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-08 05:39:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 419 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us2000dwar Id of event.
Event Code 2000dwar An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dwar, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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