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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 35 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.7374S, -91.0916WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 21:08:13 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009p75. Event ids that are associated: us20009p75. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.71 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 03:08:13 / June 23, 2017 @ 3:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -91.0916° West, latitude 13.7374° North, depth = 47.71 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Bernardino, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Lucas Tolimán (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.0916° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SW 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 2017-06-23 03:08:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 03:26:07 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 0.977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20009p75 Id of event.
Event Code 20009p75 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p75, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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