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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8025S, -91.6891WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 00:13:42 / September 22, 2015 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003lbw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003lbw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.6891 West, latitude 13.8025 North, depth = 43.54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.54 km (27 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:13:42 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Democracia, San Felipe, Chicacao. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.6891° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8025° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-22 00:13:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-19 22:50:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 0.717 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us10003lbw Id of event.
Event Code 10003lbw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003lbw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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