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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 48 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.592S, -91.1152WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.1152 West, latitude 13.592 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:35:52 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 11:35:52 / August 1, 2017 @ 11:35 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a390. Event ids that are associated: us2000a390.

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taxisco, Escuintla, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 48 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1152° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2017-08-01 11:35:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-01 12:30:01 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 259 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 1.084 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us2000a390 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a390 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a390, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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