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Light earthquake 4 mag, 14 km SSE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8039S, -90.7742WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -90.7742 West, latitude 13.8039 North, depth = 63.01 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.01 km (39 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000eabu. Unique identifier: us1000eabu. Global time and date of event 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 01:27:32 / May 23, 2018 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:27:32 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Parramos, Casillas. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 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-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 14 km SSE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.7742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8039° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-23 01:27:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-23 01:45:11 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 246 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 1.144 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us1000eabu Id of event.
Event Code 1000eabu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eabu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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