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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1871S, -91.144WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. Event id: us70008h70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008h70. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 09:36:54 / March 27, 2020 @ 9:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -91.144° West, 14.1871° North, depth 74.22 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.22 km (46 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:54 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Flores Costa Cuca, Cuilapa, Ostuncalco. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 15 km NW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.144° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1871° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NW 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 2020-03-27 09:36:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-27 09:59:34 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 0.63 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us70008h70 Id of event.
Event Code 70008h70 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008h70, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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