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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0715S, -92.684WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70003lyh. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003lyh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 01:47:49 / May 16, 2019 @ 1:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:47:49 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -92.684° West, 14.0715° North, depth 35 km. 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 35 km (22 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mazatán, Ciudad Tecún Umán, Champerico (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.684° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0715° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SW of Ocos, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-16 01:47:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 02:31:41 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 271 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 1.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us70003lyh Id of event.
Event Code 70003lyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003lyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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