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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0267S, -92.2821WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a763. Unique identifier: us2000a763. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 01:07:19 / August 11, 2017 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.67 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 44.67 km, -92.2821° West, 14.0267° North. The temblor was picked up at 19:07:19 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Quetzal (c. 12 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Quetzal, San Andrés Villa Seca, Cuyotenango. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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: 49 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2821° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0267° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SW 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 2017-08-11 01:07:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-02 00:14:49 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 312 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 0.754 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us2000a763 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a763 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a763, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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