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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.5865S, -91.56WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005b7y. Unique identifier: us20005b7y. The temblor was reported at 03:33:11 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.53 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -91.56 West, latitude 13.5865 North, depth = 50.53 km. Global time and date of event 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 09:33:11 / March 20, 2016 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto San José, Champerico, Tiquisate (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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.

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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. 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: 73 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.56° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km 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 2016-03-20 09:33:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 11:53:53 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 271 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 0.941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us20005b7y Id of event.
Event Code 20005b7y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005b7y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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