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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9847S, -91.4547WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.63 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -91.4547° West, 13.9847° North, depth 26.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 07:08:41 / August 31, 2017 @ 7:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ade2. Id of event: us2000ade2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:08:41 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel Dueñas, Almolonga, Cantel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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. 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: 29 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4547° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9847° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-31 07:08:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 07:23:19 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 0.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us2000ade2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ade2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ade2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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