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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.911S, -91.2338WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.2 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/19 / 2019-03-08 11:07:22 / March 8, 2019 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 37.2 km, -91.2338° West, 13.911° North. The temblor was reported at 05:07:22 / 5:07 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jcbs. Id of event: us1000jcbs.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo San Carlos, Jocotenango, Zaragoza.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 27 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2338° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-08 11:07:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-08 11:36:24 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 0.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us1000jcbs Id of event.
Event Code 1000jcbs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jcbs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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