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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Tejutla in Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.1395S, -91.7917WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tejutla in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:59:36 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.7917° West, 15.1395° North, depth 178.64 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 178.64 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/20 / 2020-09-09 11:59:36 / September 9, 2020 @ 11:59 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bn35. Id of event: us7000bn35.

Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lucas Tolimán, Chajul, Barillas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 2 km NE of Tejutla, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7917° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.1395° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km NE of Tejutla, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-09 11:59:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-21 04:47:37 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 284 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 0.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us7000bn35 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bn35 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bn35, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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