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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 6 km S of La Libertad, Guatemala



Earthquake location 15.4416S, -91.8306WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from La Libertad in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.33 km (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 00:30:53 / September 16, 2016 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:30:53 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006pzi. Event ids that are associated: us10006pzi. Exact location, longitude -91.8306° West, latitude 15.4416° North, depth = 166.33 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichicastenango, San Felipe, Comitán (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop).

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

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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. 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: 6 km S of La Libertad, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8306° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4416° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km S of La Libertad, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-16 00:30:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 00:59:05 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 0.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us10006pzi Id of event.
Event Code 10006pzi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pzi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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