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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.2662S, -91.882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d54b. Id of event: us6000d54b. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.87 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -91.882 West, latitude 14.2662 North, depth = 69.87 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:25:48 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 03:25:48 / January 3, 2021 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comitancillo, La Gomera, Totonicapán (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-five 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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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. 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: 4 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2662° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-03 03:25:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-03 03:58:07 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 0.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us6000d54b Id of event.
Event Code 6000d54b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d54b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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