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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near La Gomera in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.7011S, -91.2939WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/16 / 2016-03-24 06:11:23 / March 24, 2016 @ 6:11 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.79 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:11:23 / 12:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005dea. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dea. Exact location of event, depth 39.79 km, -91.2939° West, 13.7011° North.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicacao, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Escuintla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2939° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7011° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-24 06:11:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 09:36:32 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 284 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 0.906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us20005dea Id of event.
Event Code 20005dea An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dea, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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