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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Casillas in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.4813S, -90.2906WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Casillas in Guatemala. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:32:52 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/11/19 / 2019-11-09 08:32:52 / November 9, 2019 @ 8:32 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 197.49 km (123 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.2906° West, 14.4813° North, depth 197.49 km. Unique identifier: us600069n1. Ids that are associated to the event: us600069n1.

Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, Senahú, Nueva Concepción.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NW of Casillas, 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 -90.2906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4813° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NW of Casillas, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-09 08:32:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-09 08:52:02 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 483 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 0.904 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us600069n1 Id of event.
Event Code 600069n1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600069n1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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