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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1456S, -91.6549WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 08:28:04 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/17 / 2017-10-30 14:28:04 / October 30, 2017 @ 2:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.6549 West, latitude 14.1456 North, depth = 59.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ayit. Id of event: us1000ayit. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.22 km (37 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malacatán, Escuintla, Patzicía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km ESE of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.6549° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km ESE 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 2017-10-30 14:28:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-30 15:33:04 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 0.378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us1000ayit Id of event.
Event Code 1000ayit An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ayit, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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