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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7175S, -90.9122WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000gb89. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gb89. The temblor was picked up at 07:40:04 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -90.9122° West, 13.7175° North, depth 51.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 13:40:04 / July 22, 2018 @ 1:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.78 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acatenango, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja.

Every 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 three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7175° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSW 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 2018-07-22 13:40:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 14:39:49 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 271 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 1.104 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us2000gb89 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gb89 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gb89, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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