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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Santa Ana Huista in Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.6255S, -91.9048WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Santa Ana Huista in Guatemala on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 21:54:20 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 211.16 km (131 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/19 / 2019-10-24 03:54:20 / October 24, 2019 @ 3:54 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000622u. Unique identifier: us6000622u. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.9048 West, latitude 15.6255 North, depth = 211.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Colomba, Cantel, Pajapita. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 11 km SW of Santa Ana Huista, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9048° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6255° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 211.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SW of Santa Ana Huista, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-24 03:54:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-24 04:14:18 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 369 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 0.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us6000622u Id of event.
Event Code 6000622u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000622u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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