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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 57 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7097S, -91.4706WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:41:32 / 4:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70006qrm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006qrm. Exact location of event, longitude -91.4706 West, latitude 13.7097 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/12/19 / 2019-12-24 22:41:32 / December 24, 2019 @ 10:41 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chicacao, Cuyotenango, San Antonio Suchitepéquez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 57 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.4706° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7097° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSW 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 2019-12-24 22:41:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-30 03:25:24 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 0.838 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us70006qrm Id of event.
Event Code 70006qrm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qrm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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