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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9157S, -91.5724WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -91.5724° West, latitude 13.9157° North, depth = 21.08 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:28:50 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 21.08 km (13 miles). Event id: us2000h623. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h623. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 00:28:50 / August 23, 2018 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Atitlán, San Lucas Tolimán, Flores Costa Cuca.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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: 43 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.5724° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9157° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-23 00:28:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-12 04:50:35 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 0.616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us2000h623 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h623 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h623, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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