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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.5452S, -91.4539WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:48:30 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 21:48:30 / February 16, 2017 @ 9:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -91.4539° West, latitude 13.5452° North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kcb. Id of event: us20008kcb.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Río Bravo (c. 7 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Democracia (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Bravo, La Democracia, Tiquisate.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5452° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-16 21:48:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 22:07:34 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 312 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 1.001 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 166 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 us20008kcb Id of event.
Event Code 20008kcb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kcb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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