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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 52 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6896S, -91.3137WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 31.22 km, -91.3137° West, 13.6896° North. The temblor was reported at 06:35:32 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 12:35:32 / December 19, 2019 @ 12:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.22 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70006ng5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006ng5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chimaltenango, El Tejar, Flores Costa Cuca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3137° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6896° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 12:35:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 12:52:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.636 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 538 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 0.908 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us70006ng5 Id of event.
Event Code 70006ng5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006ng5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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