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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.278S, -91.5541WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.5541 West, latitude 14.278 North, depth = 67.32 km. Id of earthquake: us100068rx. Event ids that are associated: us100068rx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.32 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/16 / 2016-07-30 13:53:14 / July 30, 2016 @ 1:53 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:14 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, San Vicente Pacaya (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 20 km W of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.5541° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.278° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km W of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-30 13:53:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-30 14:38:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 358 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 0.28 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us100068rx Id of event.
Event Code 100068rx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100068rx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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