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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Ocos in Guatemala


Earthquake location 13.801S, -92.8294WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Id of earthquake: us60007mj2. Event ids that are associated: us60007mj2. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:32:44 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.8294 West, latitude 13.801 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 03:32:44 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:32 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Champerico, Puerto Madero, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 104 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.8294° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km SW of Ocos, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-02 03:32:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 03:52:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 482 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 1.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us60007mj2 Id of event.
Event Code 60007mj2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007mj2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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