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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 7 km NE of Los Amates, Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.3022S, -89.0464WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Los Amates in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -89.0464 West, latitude 15.3022 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 21:40:56 / October 15, 2020 @ 9:40 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000c8lx. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8lx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:40:56 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Honduras (c. 7 989 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Barrios (c. 56 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chiquimula (c. 41 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Zacapa (c. 36 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Rosa de Copán (c. 27 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Panzós (c. 25 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Esquipulas (c. 20 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Esquipulas, Senahú, Chahal Guatemala (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NE of Los Amates, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.0464° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3022° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NE of Los Amates, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-15 21:40:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-15 22:07:41 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 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 0.948 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us6000c8lx Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8lx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8lx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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