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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.4723S, -91.6281WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Event id: us10006n8k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n8k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.23 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 01:16:38 / September 9, 2016 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.6281 West, latitude 13.4723 North, depth = 36.23 km. The temblor was reported at 19:16:38 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tiquisate, La Gomera, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.6281° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2016-09-09 01:16:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-09 22:57:22 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 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 1.048 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10006n8k Id of event.
Event Code 10006n8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006n8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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