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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 35 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6167S, -90.8952WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 15:45:43 / July 5, 2017 @ 3:45 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100096yu. Event ids that are associated: us100096yu. Exact location of event, longitude -90.8952 West, latitude 13.6167 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:45:43 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Bárbara, Cuilapa, Alotenango (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8952° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6167° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSW 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 2017-07-05 15:45:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-10 04:23:48 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 1.19 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us100096yu Id of event.
Event Code 100096yu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096yu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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