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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8665S, -91.3676WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 07:57:29 / October 12, 2019 @ 7:57 am. Exact location, longitude -91.3676° West, latitude 13.8665° North, depth = 53.24 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:57:29 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.24 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005vkr. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005vkr.

The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro La Laguna, Alotenango, El Asintal (min 5000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3676° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-12 07:57:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-30 05:26:15 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 0.727 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us70005vkr Id of event.
Event Code 70005vkr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005vkr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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