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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9032S, -92.0934WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d0d0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0d0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:10:51 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -92.0934° West, latitude 13.9032° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 16:10:51 / January 15, 2021 @ 4:10 pm.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quetzaltenango, San Mateo, Almolonga (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. 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: 47 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.0934° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9032° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-15 16:10:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 16:30:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.111 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 0.728 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us7000d0d0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0d0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0d0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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