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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near San Pablo Jocopilas in Guatemala



Earthquake location 14.5783S, -91.4117WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.33 km (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fkk. Unique identifier: us10004fkk. The temblor was picked up at 07:00:35 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.4117° West, 14.5783° North, depth 101.33 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 13:00:35 / January 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guatemala City, Puerto San José, Nebaj (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km E of San Pablo Jocopilas, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4117° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.5783° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km E of San Pablo Jocopilas, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 13:00:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 15:11:36 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 326 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 0.279 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004fkk Id of event.
Event Code 10004fkk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fkk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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