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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6817S, -91.6248WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:01:39 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.03 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -91.6248 West, latitude 13.6817 North, depth = 22.03 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/16 / 2016-01-20 15:01:39 / January 20, 2016 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004fue. Unique identifier: us10004fue. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Río Bravo (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto San José, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Río Bravo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 67 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.6248° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6817° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km SSW 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 2016-01-20 15:01:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 23:16:03 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 0.84 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us10004fue Id of event.
Event Code 10004fue An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fue, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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