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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1857S, -92.2299WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/19 / 2019-09-10 23:54:56 / September 10, 2019 @ 11:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us70005eji. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005eji. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:54:56 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -92.2299° West, 14.1857° North.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Bravo, Ostuncalco, Nueva Concepción.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km S of Ocos, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2299° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1857° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km S 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 2019-09-10 23:54:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-11 00:13:20 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 0.618 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 142 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 us70005eji Id of event.
Event Code 70005eji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005eji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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