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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near San Lorenzo in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.4508S, -91.5356WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Lorenzo in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -91.5356 West, latitude 14.4508 North, depth = 108.39 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:17:08 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.39 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 17:17:08 / January 1, 2019 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j5tu. Unique identifier: us2000j5tu.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cacahoatán, Palín, Sumpango (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 4 km SSW of San Lorenzo, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.5356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4508° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SSW of San Lorenzo, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-01 17:17:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-18 22:24:06 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 0.17 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us2000j5tu Id of event.
Event Code 2000j5tu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j5tu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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