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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1873S, -91.2235WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.52 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:09:49 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hbcu. Unique identifier: us1000hbcu. Exact location of event, depth 66.52 km, -91.2235° West, 14.1873° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 21:09:49 / October 12, 2018 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabricán, Oratorio, Comitancillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km E of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2235° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1873° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E 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 2018-10-12 21:09:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-12 21:26:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.3 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 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 0.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 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 us1000hbcu Id of event.
Event Code 1000hbcu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hbcu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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