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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Quesada in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3144S, -89.9849WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Quesada in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 191.27 km (119 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:18:24 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -89.9849° West, latitude 14.3144° North, depth = 191.27 km. Unique identifier: us1000dsd7. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dsd7. Global time and date of event 25/04/18 / 2018-04-25 22:18:24 / April 25, 2018 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín Jilotepeque, Rabinal, Guazapa (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 7 km NE of Quesada, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.9849° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3144° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 191.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of Quesada, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-25 22:18:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-25 22:35:31 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 369 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 0.61 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us1000dsd7 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dsd7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dsd7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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