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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9099S, -91.9387WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. Event id: us1000369r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000369r. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:12:59 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.83 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude -91.9387° West, latitude 13.9099° North, depth = 43.83 km. Global time and date of event 31/08/15 / 2015-08-31 08:12:59 / August 31, 2015 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo Progreso, La Gomera, Chicacao. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 43 km S of Champerico, 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 -91.9387° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9099° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2015-08-31 08:12:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-31 08:36:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us1000369r Id of event.
Event Code 1000369r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000369r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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