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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7728S, -91.9539WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.79 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/07/18 / 2018-07-06 02:17:05 / July 6, 2018 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000fxzk. Unique identifier: us2000fxzk. The temblor was detected at 20:17:05 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.9539° West, 13.7728° North, depth 41.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 58 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7728° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2018-07-06 02:17:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-06 02:29:56 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us2000fxzk Id of event.
Event Code 2000fxzk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fxzk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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