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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Nuevo Progreso in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.7708S, -91.8756WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nuevo Progreso in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 06:24:34 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d32d. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d32d. The epicenter was at a depth of 88.84 km (55 miles). Global time and date of event 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 12:24:34 / March 11, 2018 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.8756 West, latitude 14.7708 North, depth = 88.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patzún, Villa Comaltitlán, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SE of Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.8756° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7708° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SE of Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-11 12:24:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-11 12:56:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 285 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 0.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us1000d32d Id of event.
Event Code 1000d32d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d32d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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