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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Santa Cruz Naranjo in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3583S, -90.429WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Cruz Naranjo in Guatemala on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 176.7 km (110 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/19 / 2019-07-05 00:20:02 / July 5, 2019 @ 12:20 am. Exact location, longitude -90.429° West, latitude 14.3583° North, depth = 176.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70004kq8. Event ids that are associated: us70004kq8. The temblor was picked up at 18:20:02 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sololá, Ipala, Zacualpa. Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km WSW of Santa Cruz Naranjo, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.429° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3583° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 176.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW of Santa Cruz Naranjo, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-05 00:20:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-16 02:28:44 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 284 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 1.036 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us70004kq8 Id of event.
Event Code 70004kq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004kq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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