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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6261S, -91.4782WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Exact location, longitude -91.4782° West, latitude 13.6261° North, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 22:13:09 / November 2, 2017 @ 10:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). 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: us2000bhe0. Id of event: us2000bhe0. The temblor was picked up at 16:13:09 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patulul, Santa Bárbara, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Patulul (c. 14 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Bárbara (c. 12 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop).

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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 66 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4782° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6261° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2017-11-02 22:13:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-02 22:43:15 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 0.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us2000bhe0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhe0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhe0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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