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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1563S, -92.2068WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:59:18 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -92.2068 West, latitude 14.1563 North, depth = 39.31 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ff1. Id of event: us10006ff1. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 13:59:18 / August 20, 2016 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.31 km (24 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bernardino, San Pablo, San Francisco Zapotitlán (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.2068° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1563° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km WSW 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 2016-08-20 13:59:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-20 14:20:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 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 259 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 0.616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 us10006ff1 Id of event.
Event Code 10006ff1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ff1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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