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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3446S, -90.3038WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10004qj7. Event ids that are associated: us10004qj7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.91 km (104 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:18:59 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 08:18:59 / February 14, 2016 @ 8:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.3038 West, latitude 14.3446 North, depth = 166.91 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coatepeque, Chiquimula, Izalco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km S of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala. This information 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 -90.3038° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3446° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km S of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-14 08:18:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-10 09:24:05 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 0.915 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10004qj7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004qj7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qj7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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