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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.623S, -91.3539WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 09:20:53 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 09:20:53 / February 14, 2021 @ 9:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dhkh. Unique identifier: us6000dhkh. 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 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -91.3539° West, latitude 13.623° North, depth = 35 km.

The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuyotenango, Mazatenango, San Bernardino. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.623° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 km 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 2021-02-14 09:20:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-14 09:43:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 401 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 0.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dhkh Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhkh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhkh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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