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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7448S, -91.5195WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:35 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 49.1 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000ftq2. Event ids that are associated: us2000ftq2. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/07/18 / 2018-07-02 07:04:35 / July 2, 2018 @ 7:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.5195 West, latitude 13.7448 North, depth = 49.1 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco Zapotitlán, Samayac, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 55 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.5195° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7448° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-02 07:04:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-02 08:15:15 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 271 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 0.793 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 109 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 us2000ftq2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ftq2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ftq2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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