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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6231S, -90.7458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 19:21:20 / April 19, 2016 @ 7:21 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:21:20 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jw6. Unique identifier: us20005jw6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 43.06 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.7458° West, 13.6231° North, depth 43.06 km.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Alotenango (c. 17 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alotenango, Santa Cruz Naranjo, Tacuba.

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 one and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 34 km SSE of Puerto San Jose, 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 -90.7458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6231° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSE 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 2016-04-19 19:21:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-19 21:53:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 313 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 1.285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005jw6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005jw6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jw6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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