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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1228S, -92.6894WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -92.6894 West, latitude 14.1228 North, depth = 21.6 km. Id of earthquake: us70008nup. Event ids that are associated: us70008nup. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.6 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/04/20 / 2020-04-04 20:58:37 / April 4, 2020 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:58:37 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vida Mejor I, Mazatán, Champerico (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vida Mejor I (c. 6 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.6894° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1228° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SW of Ocos, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-04 20:58:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-04 21:41:51 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 312 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 1.043 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us70008nup Id of event.
Event Code 70008nup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008nup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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