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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.2422S, -92.4819WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Exact location, longitude -92.4819° West, latitude 14.2422° North, depth = 45.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:00:09 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/04/20 / 2020-04-11 18:00:09 / April 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.24 km (28 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008u31. Id of event: us70008u31.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo San Carlos, Retalhuleu, El Quetzal. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.4819° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2422° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2020-04-11 18:00:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-11 21:45:09 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 0.812 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us70008u31 Id of event.
Event Code 70008u31 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008u31, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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