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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 31 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6722S, -90.9634WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Wednesday. Event id: us60006b3s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006b3s. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/19 / 2019-11-13 16:28:54 / November 13, 2019 @ 4:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -90.9634 West, latitude 13.6722 North, depth = 60.87 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:28:54 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 60.87 km (38 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Santa Catarina Pinula (c. 68 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patzún, Mazatenango, Santa Catarina Pinula (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6722° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SSW 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 2019-11-13 16:28:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-13 16:47:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 14 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.087 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 471 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 1.105 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us60006b3s Id of event.
Event Code 60006b3s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006b3s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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