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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 35 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6282S, -90.9587WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -90.9587° West, 13.6282° North, depth 65.94 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:27:26 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007rvi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rvi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 13:27:26 / January 7, 2017 @ 1:27 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.94 km (41 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barberena, Yepocapa, Alotenango (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9587° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6282° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSW 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 2017-01-07 13:27:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-07 14:53:10 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 340 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 1.68 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 187 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 us10007rvi Id of event.
Event Code 10007rvi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007rvi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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