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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.3443S, -90.8109WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:12:40 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088hp. Unique identifier: us100088hp. Exact location of earthquake, -90.8109° West, 13.3443° North, depth 56.45 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 09:12:40 / March 12, 2017 @ 9:12 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.45 km (35 miles).

Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guazacapán (c. 7 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taxisco (c. 6 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Democracia (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Democracia, Masagua, Chiquimulilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 64 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8109° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3443° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km S 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 2017-03-12 09:12:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 09:27:11 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 354 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 1.573 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us100088hp Id of event.
Event Code 100088hp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088hp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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