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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 39 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.125S, -92.2382WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.84 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/19 / 2019-04-19 19:43:03 / April 19, 2019 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 47.84 km, -92.2382° West, 14.125° North. The temblor was detected at 13:43:03 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us700039as. Unique identifier: us700039as.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huehuetán, San Antonio Suchitepéquez, San Cristóbal Cucho (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 39 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.125° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-19 19:43:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-19 20:48:41 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 354 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us700039as Id of event.
Event Code 700039as An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700039as, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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