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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near San Luis Ixcan in Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.7122S, -91.0195WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Luis Ixcan in Guatemala on Saturday. Unique identifier: us70004jvb. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004jvb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/07/19 / 2019-07-14 01:57:16 / July 14, 2019 @ 1:57 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.0195° West, 15.7122° North, depth 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:57:16 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Cobán (c. 53 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Salamá (c. 40 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamá, Nahualá, Purulhá (min 5000 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km SE of San Luis Ixcan, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.0195° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7122° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SE of San Luis Ixcan, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-14 01:57:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-14 02:16:26 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 0.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70004jvb Id of event.
Event Code 70004jvb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004jvb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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