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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Iztapa in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7695S, -90.7266WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/16 / 2016-11-02 23:03:32 / November 2, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.87 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 80.87 km, -90.7266° West, 13.7695° North. Event id: us100076hb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076hb. The temblor was reported at 17:03:32 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Catarina Pinula (c. 68 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, San José Pinula, Santa Catarina Pinula.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 18 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.7266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7695° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km S of Iztapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-02 23:03:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-30 05:04:37 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 271 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 1.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us100076hb Id of event.
Event Code 100076hb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076hb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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