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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 16 km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7923S, -90.6557WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Global time and date of event 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 10:06:00 / February 17, 2018 @ 10:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:00 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3tu. Unique identifier: us2000d3tu. Exact location of earthquake, -90.6557° West, 13.7923° North, depth 77.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.12 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Catarina Pinula (c. 68 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acajutla, Parramos, San Lucas Sacatepéquez.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.6557° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-17 10:06:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-17 10:28:44 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 1.243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us2000d3tu Id of event.
Event Code 2000d3tu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d3tu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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