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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0452S, -92.4959WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, -92.4959° West, 14.0452° North, depth 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:24:03 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/19 / 2019-05-09 18:24:03 / May 9, 2019 @ 6:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003izk. Event ids that are associated: us70003izk.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coatepeque, Tapachula, Flores Costa Cuca. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 60 km SSW of Ocos, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.4959° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0452° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km SSW 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 2019-05-09 18:24:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-28 17:53:29 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 340 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 0.911 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us70003izk Id of event.
Event Code 70003izk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003izk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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