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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala



Earthquake location 13.8795S, -91.4642WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ade4. Unique identifier: us2000ade4. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:45:24 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -91.4642 West, latitude 13.8795 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 06:45:24 / August 31, 2017 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro La Laguna, Yepocapa, Santiago Atitlán (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8795° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSW 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 06:45:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-31 07:46:00 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 271 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 0.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us2000ade4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ade4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ade4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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