Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Earthquake in Guatemala

We are fine. Not sure why this made such a splash in US news. In fact, I didn't notice the earthquake because I was driving. As of yet there are no reports of major damage or deaths. Hopefully that holds up over the next few days because communication is down with some of the south of the country (the part closest to the center of the earthquake).



I didn't notice the earthquake, but Max sure did. He thought that the wind was blowing really really hard and was going to knock the house over. (There was a really big storm at the same time as the earthquake). Apparently, lots of things were banging in the house and the TV was sliding on its stand, but nothing fell and nothing broke.



Here are some of the details of the quake if you are interested: (and on a more exciting note, Zoe learned a new word today: "Bum")

Magnitud 6.8 FRENTE DE LA COSTA DE GUATEMALA

miercoles, 13 de junio 2007 a las 19:29:46 UTC



Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitud

6.8

Fecha-Hora

· miercoles, 13 de junio 2007 a las 19:29:46 (UTC) - Tiempo Universal Coordinado

· miercoles, 13 de junio 2007 a las 02:29:46 PM hora local al epicentro
Hora del Terremoto en otras zonas de horario

Localización

13.63N 90.73W

Profundidad

64.8 kilómetros

Región

FRENTE DE LA COSTA DE GUATEMALA

Referencia

115 km (70 miles) SSW of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
135 km (85 miles) WSW of Santa Ana, El Salvador
155 km (95 miles) SSE of Quezaltenango, Guatemala
1110 km (690 miles) SE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

Calidad de la Localización

Estimado de error: horizontal +/- 5.7 km; depth +/- 5.5 km

Parámetros de calidad
de localización

Nst=164, Nph=164, Dmin=774.5 km, Rmss=0.93 seg, Erho=5.7 km, Erzz=5.5 km, Gp=134.9 grados

Fuente de información

USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID

usdnbi



Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 19:29:46 UTC



Earthquake Location

1 Comments:

At 12:48 AM, Anonymous Karl Kasischke said...

Glad everyone's OK!

Question: "Bum" as body part, or career aspiration?

 

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