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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6159S, -91.2698WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 42.35 km, -91.2698° West, 13.6159° North. Event id: us700098yj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700098yj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 19:30:04 / May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:30:04 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.35 km (26 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Bárbara, Patulul, Río Bravo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Patulul (c. 14 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Bárbara (c. 12 900 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 56 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6159° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2020-05-02 19:30:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 21:30:18 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 259 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 0.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us700098yj Id of event.
Event Code 700098yj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700098yj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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