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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 24 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.9931S, -91.3768WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The temblor was reported at 16:16:27 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ick. Unique identifier: us10005ick. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -91.3768° West, 13.9931° North, depth 47.95 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 22:16:27 / May 18, 2016 @ 10:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.95 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa María de Jesús, Zaragoza, San Andrés Itzapa (min 5000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3768° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2016-05-18 22:16:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-19 21:44:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 259 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 0.611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us10005ick Id of event.
Event Code 10005ick An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ick, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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