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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9195S, -90.8145WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.31 km (23 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:15:36 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000hef2. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hef2. Exact location of earthquake, -90.8145° West, 13.9195° North, depth 37.31 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/18 / 2018-10-15 15:15:36 / October 15, 2018 @ 3:15 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comalapa, Santiago Atitlán, San Juan Sacatepéquez.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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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. 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: 1 km ESE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8145° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9195° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km ESE 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 2018-10-15 15:15:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-22 15:39:48 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 1.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us1000hef2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hef2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hef2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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