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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near San Jose El Idolo in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3887S, -91.3924WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Jose El Idolo in Guatemala on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 19:51:16 / October 21, 2016 @ 7:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.79 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:51:16 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20007fzp. Event ids that are associated: us20007fzp. Exact location of event, depth 97.79 km, -91.3924° West, 14.3887° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacualpa, San Raimundo, Villa Canales. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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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 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: 7 km SSE of San Jose El Idolo, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3924° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3887° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSE of San Jose El Idolo, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-21 19:51:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-21 22:03:06 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 326 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 0.93 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us20007fzp Id of event.
Event Code 20007fzp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fzp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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