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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Guatemala



Earthquake location 14.4215S, -90.476WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Guatemala kilometers (0 miles) from Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 194.74 km (121 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 11:26:17 / July 19, 2017 @ 11:26 am. Exact location, longitude -90.476° West, latitude 14.4215° North, depth = 194.74 km. Event id: us20009xwz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xwz. The temblor was detected at 11:26:17 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tactic, Santo Tomás La Unión, Santa Cruz del Quiché (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 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: Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.476° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4215° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 194.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-19 11:26:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-19 11:44:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 1.081 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us20009xwz Id of event.
Event Code 20009xwz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xwz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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