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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 1 km E of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.2517S, -91.7337WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Miguel Ixtahuacan in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -91.7337° West, 15.2517° North, depth 178.39 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 178.39 km (111 miles). Event id: us20003mbg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003mbg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 03:45:48 / September 21, 2015 @ 3:45 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:45:48 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicacao, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, San Luis Ixcán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 1 km E of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7337° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km E of San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-21 03:45:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-22 01:49:16 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 284 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 0.232 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20003mbg Id of event.
Event Code 20003mbg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003mbg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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