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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Masagua in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.2323S, -90.7942WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Masagua in Guatemala on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/20 / 2020-09-27 09:40:56 / September 27, 2020 @ 9:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.99 km (66 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:40:56 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -90.7942° West, latitude 14.2323° North, depth = 106.99 km. Event id: us6000c1w6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1w6.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Asintal, La Esperanza, Ahuachapán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km ENE of Masagua, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.7942° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2323° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km ENE of Masagua, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-27 09:40:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-27 09:55:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 436 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 1.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us6000c1w6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c1w6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1w6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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