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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7232S, -91.3379WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 10:04:17 / May 29, 2020 @ 10:04 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:04:17 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000a1m2. Event ids that are associated: us6000a1m2. Exact location, longitude -91.3379° West, latitude 13.7232° North, depth = 35 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taxisco, Santo Tomás La Unión, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.3379° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7232° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 km SW 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 2020-05-29 10:04:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-29 11:43:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 0.868 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000a1m2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a1m2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a1m2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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