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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0698S, -92.1844WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.1844° West, latitude 14.0698° North, depth = 60.4 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.4 km (38 miles). Event id: us20004yij. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yij. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 10:12:58 / February 7, 2016 @ 10:12 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:12:58 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatán, El Tumbador, Tiquisate (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 38 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.1844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0698° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SW of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-07 10:12:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 12:53:20 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 0.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us20004yij Id of event.
Event Code 20004yij An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yij, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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