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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Iztapa in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.3748S, -90.606WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. The temblor was reported at 12:51:04 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 18:51:04 / January 12, 2019 @ 6:51 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.84 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.606° West, 13.3748° North, depth 43.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j3ck. Id of event: us2000j3ck.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moyuta, La Gomera, Acajutla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Moyuta (c. 8 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guazacapán (c. 7 100 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 62 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.606° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.3748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km S of Iztapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-12 18:51:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-12 19:19:40 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 1.556 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us2000j3ck Id of event.
Event Code 2000j3ck An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j3ck, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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