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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 5 km WNW of Morales, Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.4925S, -88.8845WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Morales in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 00:40:02 / October 14, 2020 @ 12:40 am. Id of earthquake: us6000c856. Event ids that are associated: us6000c856. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -88.8845° West, latitude 15.4925° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:40:02 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San Pedro Sula (c. 489 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zacapa (c. 36 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Santa Rosa de Copán (c. 27 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cofradía (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Sula, Estanzuela, Zacapa.

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WNW of Morales, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -88.8845° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4925° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km WNW of Morales, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-14 00:40:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-14 02:26:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 285 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 1.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us6000c856 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c856 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c856, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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