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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Puerto San José in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.3239S, -90.8578WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -90.8578 West, latitude 13.3239 North, depth = 40.03 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.03 km (25 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:11:31 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 22:11:31 / January 1, 2021 @ 10:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d4vf. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4vf.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Democracia, Chiquimulilla, Masagua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Guazacapán (c. 7 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Taxisco (c. 6 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from La Democracia (c. 5 500 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. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-01 22:11:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-01 22:27:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 385 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 1.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us6000d4vf Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4vf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4vf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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