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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8369S, -91.9579WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10008iur. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008iur. The temblor was reported at 17:39:27 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.9579 West, latitude 13.8369 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 23:39:27 / April 18, 2017 @ 11:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Bárbara, La Gomera, Colomba (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9579° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8369° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km 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 2017-04-18 23:39:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-19 00:02:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 370 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 0.729 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us10008iur Id of event.
Event Code 10008iur An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008iur, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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