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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 6 km N of San Carlos Sija, Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.0391S, -91.549WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Carlos Sija in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.549 West, latitude 15.0391 North, depth = 176.88 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 176.88 km (110 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:11:34 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h78f. Id of event: us2000h78f. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 18:11:34 / September 3, 2018 @ 6:11 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sumpango, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km N of San Carlos Sija, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.549° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.0391° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 176.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km N of San Carlos Sija, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-03 18:11:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-03 19:06:17 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 326 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 0.281 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 96 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 us2000h78f Id of event.
Event Code 2000h78f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h78f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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