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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6911S, -91.4156WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 00:59:17 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.4156 West, latitude 13.6911 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/19 / 2019-09-15 06:59:17 / September 15, 2019 @ 6:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us70005glk. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005glk.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Atitlán, El Asintal, Nuevo San Carlos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 57 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4156° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSW 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 2019-09-15 06:59:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-15 07:20:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 416 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 0.871 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us70005glk Id of event.
Event Code 70005glk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005glk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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