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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near San Jose Ojetenan in Guatemala



Earthquake location 15.2675S, -91.9282WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Jose Ojetenan in Guatemala on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 07:19:41 / October 13, 2015 @ 7:19 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:19:41 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003n86. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003n86. Exact location, longitude -91.9282° West, latitude 15.2675° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Jocopilas, Santo Tomás La Unión, Samayac. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 6 km NE of San Jose Ojetenan, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9282° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NE of San Jose Ojetenan, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-13 07:19:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 09:45:01 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 0.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10003n86 Id of event.
Event Code 10003n86 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003n86, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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