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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7338S, -92.5581WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:03:42 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 19:03:42 / May 13, 2019 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35.88 km, -92.5581° West, 13.7338° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.88 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003kiy. Unique identifier: us70003kiy.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Ocós, Champerico. The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 93 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.5581° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7338° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km SW 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 2019-05-13 19:03:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-29 17:22:52 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 1.148 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us70003kiy Id of event.
Event Code 70003kiy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003kiy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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