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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.1701S, -92.4211WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala on Monday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:24 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008evm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008evm. Exact location of event, depth 19.16 km, -92.4211° West, 14.1701° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.16 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 22:56:24 / March 13, 2017 @ 10:56 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Retalhuleu, Tuxtla Chico, Nuevo Progreso (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km SSW of Ocos, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.4211° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1701° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SSW of Ocos, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-13 22:56:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-05 23:41:38 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 246 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 0.748 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us10008evm Id of event.
Event Code 10008evm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008evm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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