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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 63 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.372S, -90.9708WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Friday. Exact location, longitude -90.9708° West, latitude 13.372° North, depth = 43.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.5 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:44:09 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 13:44:09 / March 18, 2016 @ 1:44 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005br1. Unique identifier: us20005br1.

Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Gomera, Puerto San José (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.372° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-18 13:44:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 12:02:00 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 259 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 1.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us20005br1 Id of event.
Event Code 20005br1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005br1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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