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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3864S, -91.9893WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Event id: us2000ac50. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ac50. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 23:33:13 / August 26, 2017 @ 11:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -91.9893° West, 14.3864° North, depth 80.5 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:33:13 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 80.5 km (50 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huixtla, Panajachel, Sololá (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km NW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9893° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3864° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-26 23:33:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 00:23:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 342 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 0.316 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us2000ac50 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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