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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near San Gaspar Ixchil in Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.3921S, -91.7249WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Gaspar Ixchil in Guatemala on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.7249 West, latitude 15.3921 North, depth = 189.12 km. The temblor was detected at 07:53:23 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/19 / 2019-02-27 13:53:23 / February 27, 2019 @ 1:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jpji. Id of event: us2000jpji. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 189.12 km (118 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Panajachel, Retalhuleu, San Pablo Jocopilas.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NW of San Gaspar Ixchil, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7249° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NW of San Gaspar Ixchil, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-27 13:53:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-27 14:09:06 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 312 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 0.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us2000jpji Id of event.
Event Code 2000jpji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jpji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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