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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 11 km SW of Pasaco, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.9014S, -90.2747WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pasaco in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 02:44:13 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 08:44:13 / March 21, 2017 @ 8:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.84 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008thd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008thd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.2747 West, latitude 13.9014 North, depth = 106.84 km.

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Parramos, Sumpango (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km SW of Pasaco, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.2747° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9014° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Pasaco, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-21 08:44:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-21 09:31:31 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 326 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 1.035 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 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 us20008thd Id of event.
Event Code 20008thd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008thd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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