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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0669S, -92.0427WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:32:58 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0gm. Id of event: us7000d0gm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.44 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -92.0427 West, latitude 14.0669 North, depth = 39.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 21:32:58 / January 15, 2021 @ 9:32 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango, Patulul.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 28 km SSW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.0427° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0669° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28 km SSW 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 2021-01-15 21:32:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-15 21:45:54 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 369 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 0.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us7000d0gm Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0gm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0gm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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