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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 54 km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.4696S, -90.5515WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:24:23 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60006mfm. Event ids that are associated: us60006mfm. Exact location, longitude -90.5515° West, latitude 13.4696° North, depth = 47.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 16:24:23 / December 5, 2019 @ 4:24 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio del Monte, Ahuachapán, Concepción de Ataco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.5515° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4696° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-05 16:24:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-05 21:16:43 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 271 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 1.48 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 130 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 us60006mfm Id of event.
Event Code 60006mfm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006mfm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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