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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Patulul in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3597S, -91.118WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Patulul in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us10005fu3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005fu3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/05/16 / 2016-05-08 07:52:42 / May 8, 2016 @ 7:52 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.118° West, 14.3597° North, depth 116.5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 116.5 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:52:42 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio La Paz, San Marcos, Nuevo Progreso (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).

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

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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: 8 km SE of Patulul, 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 -91.118° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3597° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Patulul, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-08 07:52:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-08 08:27:39 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 0.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us10005fu3 Id of event.
Event Code 10005fu3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fu3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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