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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9755S, -91.8713WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.58 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dbp8. Id of event: us2000dbp8. The temblor was reported at 08:33:35 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.8713 West, latitude 13.9755 North, depth = 46.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 14:33:35 / March 3, 2018 @ 2:33 pm.

Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Patulul, Santo Tomás La Unión.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9755° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 2018-03-03 14:33:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 15:01:27 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 312 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 0.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 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 us2000dbp8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbp8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dbp8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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