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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8589S, -91.857WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bxl7. Id of event: us1000bxl7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.64 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:42:43 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.857 West, latitude 13.8589 North, depth = 51.64 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 09:42:43 / December 29, 2017 @ 9:42 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, El Quetzal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.857° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8589° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km S 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 2017-12-29 09:42:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-29 10:01:20 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 400 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 0.68 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us1000bxl7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000bxl7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bxl7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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