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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Champerico in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.6195S, -92.0619WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005irm. Id of event: us20005irm. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 20:39:15 / April 15, 2016 @ 8:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -92.0619° West, latitude 13.6195° North, depth = 57.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:39:15 / 2:39 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.67 km (36 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Champerico (min 5000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.0619° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6195° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km SSW 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 2016-04-15 20:39:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 20:14:14 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 0.967 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us20005irm Id of event.
Event Code 20005irm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005irm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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