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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1507S, -91.1479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 04:48:09 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100033wm. Event ids that are associated: us100033wm. Exact location of earthquake, -91.1479° West, 14.1507° North, depth 78.37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.37 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/15 / 2015-08-21 10:48:09 / August 21, 2015 @ 10:48 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinautla, Concepción Chiquirichapa, Cuilapa (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km NW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1479° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1507° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW 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 2015-08-21 10:48:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-21 13:03:21 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 2.7 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 285 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 0.647 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us100033wm Id of event.
Event Code 100033wm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100033wm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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