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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Puerto San José in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.4239S, -90.9226WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto San José in Guatemala. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:58:13 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2lp. Unique identifier: us7000d2lp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 04:58:13 / January 23, 2021 @ 4:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -90.9226° West, 13.4239° North, depth 10 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Nueva Concepción, Chiquimulilla. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guazacapán (c. 7 100 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km S of Puerto San José, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.9226° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.4239° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 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 2021-01-23 04:58:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-23 05:20:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 341 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 1.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us7000d2lp Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2lp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2lp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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