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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Puerto San José in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.2861S, -90.8785WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.04 km (24 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:52:58 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -90.8785° West, 13.2861° North, depth 38.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 11:52:58 / January 3, 2021 @ 11:52 am. Event id: us6000d58i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d58i.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taxisco, La Gomera, Puerto San José (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Taxisco (c. 6 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.8785° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.2861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71 km S of Puerto San José, 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 11:52:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-03 12:11:27 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 340 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 1.464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us6000d58i Id of event.
Event Code 6000d58i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d58i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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