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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 36 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0569S, -92.1512WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ghy. Unique identifier: us20005ghy. Exact location of earthquake, -92.1512° West, 14.0569° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:05:11 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 02:05:11 / April 9, 2016 @ 2:05 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Jocopilas, Malacatán, Tapachula. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.1512° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0569° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 2016-04-09 02:05:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 02:27:55 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 312 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 2.859 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us20005ghy Id of event.
Event Code 20005ghy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ghy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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