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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Guanagazapa in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.178S, -90.6701WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanagazapa in Guatemala. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:32:56 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/06/18 / 2018-06-18 02:32:56 / June 18, 2018 @ 2:32 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.65 km (62 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000eu39. Event ids that are associated: us1000eu39. Exact location of event, depth 99.65 km, -90.6701° West, 14.178° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sonsonate, Almolonga, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km SSW of Guanagazapa, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.6701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.178° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SSW of Guanagazapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-18 02:32:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-18 02:56:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 136 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.06 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 556 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 1.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us1000eu39 Id of event.
Event Code 1000eu39 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eu39, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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