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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.921S, -91.8755WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta in Guatemala on Friday. Global time and date of event 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 06:27:50 / October 9, 2020 @ 6:27 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:27:50 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.15 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.8755 West, latitude 14.921 North, depth = 112.15 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6z8. Unique identifier: us6000c6z8.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tecpán Guatemala, Acapeteahua, Patzún. The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one 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 quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km ESE of San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8755° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.921° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km ESE of San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-09 06:27:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-09 06:51:10 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 312 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 0.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us6000c6z8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6z8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6z8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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