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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8509S, -91.1891WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:58:18 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60009ae3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009ae3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.1891 West, latitude 13.8509 North, depth = 43.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.17 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 06:58:18 / April 23, 2020 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Tomás La Unión, Santa María de Jesús, San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.1891° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8509° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSW 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 2020-04-23 06:58:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-23 07:15:14 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 0.83 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 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 us60009ae3 Id of event.
Event Code 60009ae3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009ae3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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