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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.636S, -91.1428WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:21:54 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000g60s. Event ids that are associated: us1000g60s. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/18 / 2018-08-09 19:21:54 / August 9, 2018 @ 7:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.1428 West, latitude 13.636 North, depth = 30.18 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.18 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parramos, San Andrés Itzapa, Santo Tomás La Unión. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 47 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1428° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.636° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-09 19:21:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-09 19:40:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.17 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 485 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 1.033 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us1000g60s Id of event.
Event Code 1000g60s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g60s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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