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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near San Juan Tecuaco in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1216S, -90.2242WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Juan Tecuaco in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000j1sa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j1sa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.54 km (103 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 17:01:49 / December 20, 2018 @ 5:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -90.2242° West, 14.1216° North, depth 165.54 km. The temblor was detected at 11:01:49 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz Balanyá, San Juan Opico, San Agustín Acasaguastlán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 5 km NE of San Juan Tecuaco, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.2242° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1216° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of San Juan Tecuaco, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-20 17:01:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-15 22:53:58 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 0.881 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us2000j1sa Id of event.
Event Code 2000j1sa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j1sa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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