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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Petapa in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.4957S, -90.5518WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Petapa in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.5518 West, latitude 14.4957 North, depth = 197.27 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 13:33:42 / February 16, 2017 @ 1:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k7u. Id of event: us20008k7u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 197.27 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:33:42 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 1 km (0 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción de Ataco, Cantel, Mazatenango.

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 0 km S of Petapa, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.5518° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km S of Petapa, 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 13:33:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 13:50:57 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 369 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 1.107 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us20008k7u Id of event.
Event Code 20008k7u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k7u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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