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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8607S, -91.0297WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The temblor was reported at 17:14:57 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 23:14:57 / October 8, 2016 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20007e3n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007e3n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.99 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -91.0297° West, 13.8607° North, depth 64.99 km.

Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zaragoza, Santiago Atitlán, Villa Nueva (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 23 km WSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.0297° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8607° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-08 23:14:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-02 23:08:33 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 246 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 1.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 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 us20007e3n Id of event.
Event Code 20007e3n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007e3n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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