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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7223S, -91.002WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 14:41:59 / December 19, 2019 @ 2:41 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:41:59 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.002 West, latitude 13.7223 North, depth = 72.93 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006nhs. Unique identifier: us70006nhs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.93 km (45 miles).

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jocotenango, Petapa, Villa Canales (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 29 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.002° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 14:41:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 15:31:41 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 340 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 3.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us70006nhs Id of event.
Event Code 70006nhs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nhs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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