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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 51 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6723S, -91.2748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.1 km (27 miles). Event id: us70006suk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006suk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 43.1 km, -91.2748° West, 13.6723° North. The temblor was picked up at 02:37:23 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 08:37:23 / December 31, 2019 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Escuintla, Santa Bárbara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Patulul (c. 14 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 51 km SSW of La Gomera, 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 -91.2748° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-31 08:37:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-31 12:48:12 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 0.94 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us70006suk Id of event.
Event Code 70006suk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006suk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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