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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7464S, -91.2052WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:42:18 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -91.2052° West, 13.7464° North. Unique identifier: us6000d4wa. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4wa. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 00:42:18 / January 2, 2021 @ 12:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatenango, Guazacapán, Alotenango (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 40 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2052° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7464° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km SSW 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 2021-01-02 00:42:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-02 01:05:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 0.907 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us6000d4wa Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4wa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4wa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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