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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.5724S, -91.0328WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us60008521. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008521. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 01:59:04 / February 27, 2020 @ 1:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:59:04 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.02 km (24 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -91.0328 West, latitude 13.5724 North, depth = 39.02 km.

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiquimulilla, Guazacapán, Tiquisate (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 45 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.0328° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.5724° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SSW 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 2020-02-27 01:59:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-27 02:17:22 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 1.144 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us60008521 Id of event.
Event Code 60008521 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008521, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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