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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9766S, -91.1124WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. Exact location, longitude -91.1124° West, latitude 13.9766° North, depth = 45.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:29:47 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 45.98 km (29 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/07/15 / 2015-07-10 20:29:47 / July 10, 2015 @ 8:29 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002x01. Id of event: us20002x01.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mixco, Fraijanes, El Palmar. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 13 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1124° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9766° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km 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 2015-07-10 20:29:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-12 21:43:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 259 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 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us20002x01 Id of event.
Event Code 20002x01 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002x01, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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