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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.7302S, -91.8258WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.8258° West, latitude 13.7302° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 01:08:36 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:08 am. The temblor was reported at 19:08:36 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007vvq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vvq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Brisas Barra de Suchiate, San Bernardino (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 63 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8258° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7302° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km S of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-28 01:08:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 01:24:51 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 0.799 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us10007vvq Id of event.
Event Code 10007vvq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vvq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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