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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7984S, -91.8345WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us2000bvpj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bvpj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:13:19 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.8345° West, 13.7984° North, depth 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 23:13:19 / November 28, 2017 @ 11:13 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Flores Costa Cuca, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7984° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km S 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 2017-11-28 23:13:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-28 23:46:35 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 0.734 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us2000bvpj Id of event.
Event Code 2000bvpj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bvpj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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