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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala



Earthquake location 14.209S, -92.0957WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 06:13:04 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 12:13:04 / April 1, 2018 @ 12:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.43 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -92.0957° West, latitude 14.209° North, depth = 62.43 km. Event id: us1000dc3u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dc3u.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cantel, Santa Bárbara, Huehuetán. The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.0957° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.209° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km WSW 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 2018-04-01 12:13:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-01 12:37:01 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 340 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 0.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us1000dc3u Id of event.
Event Code 1000dc3u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dc3u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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