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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.5909S, -90.9696WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -90.9696 West, latitude 13.5909 North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096yz. Id of event: us100096yz. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 15:55:05 / July 5, 2017 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:55:05 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tiquisate, Chiquimulilla, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop).

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

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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. 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: 40 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9696° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5909° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 15:55:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-10 04:31:40 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 284 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 1.164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us100096yz Id of event.
Event Code 100096yz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096yz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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