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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 17 km WSW of La Gomera, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.9963S, -91.1846WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.39 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:34:00 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009nsv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009nsv. Exact location of event, longitude -91.1846 West, latitude 13.9963 North, depth = 54.39 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 20:34:00 / June 20, 2017 @ 8:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zunil, Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop).

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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km WSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1846° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9963° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW 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 2017-06-20 20:34:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-20 20:48:28 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 271 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 0.721 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us20009nsv Id of event.
Event Code 20009nsv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nsv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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