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Light earthquake 4 mag, 30 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9232S, -91.2882WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.49 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:18:16 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.2882° West, 13.9232° North, depth 44.49 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 21:18:16 / March 5, 2020 @ 9:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008d87. Unique identifier: us60008d87.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taxisco, Santa María de Jesús, Patzún (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 30 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km S 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 2020-03-05 21:18:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-13 03:12:38 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 246 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 0.716 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us60008d87 Id of event.
Event Code 60008d87 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008d87, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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