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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8669S, -91.6117WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/15 / 2015-11-16 12:21:11 / November 16, 2015 @ 12:21 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -91.6117 West, latitude 13.8669 North, depth = 49.95 km. Event id: us10003zjj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003zjj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.95 km (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:21:11 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masagua, Flores Costa Cuca, Santo Tomás La Unión (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 49 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.6117° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8669° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2015-11-16 12:21:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-01 07:54:40 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 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 0.658 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201 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 us10003zjj Id of event.
Event Code 10003zjj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003zjj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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