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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0055S, -91.8912WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 22:52:16 / January 22, 2021 @ 10:52 pm. Event id: us7000d2kf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2kf. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:52:16 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.8912° West, latitude 14.0055° North, depth = 35 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Gomera, Patulul, Santo Tomás La Unión (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8912° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0055° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km S 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 2021-01-22 22:52:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-22 23:09:03 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 0.55 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us7000d2kf Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2kf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2kf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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