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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8414S, -91.7797WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 00:13:27 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -91.7797° West, latitude 13.8414° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 06:13:27 / March 9, 2020 @ 6:13 am. Id of earthquake: us60008f4a. Event ids that are associated: us60008f4a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Palmar, Patulul, Chicacao (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7797° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8414° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-09 06:13:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-03 11:48:42 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 0.684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us60008f4a Id of event.
Event Code 60008f4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008f4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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