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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 51 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.5923S, -91.151WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -91.151° West, latitude 13.5923° North, depth = 35 km. Event id: us1000hv3i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hv3i. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/18 / 2018-11-21 18:39:32 / November 21, 2018 @ 6:39 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 35 km (22 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:39:32 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Patulul (c. 14 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patulul, Río Bravo, Taxisco (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 51 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.151° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SW 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 2018-11-21 18:39:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-21 19:47:03 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 259 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 1.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 us1000hv3i Id of event.
Event Code 1000hv3i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hv3i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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