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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Colotenango in Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.419S, -91.7304WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Colotenango in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 03:08:53 / December 20, 2019 @ 3:08 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.7304° West, 15.419° North, depth 197.5 km. The temblor was reported at 21:08:53 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.5 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70006nwm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006nwm.

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Andrés Villa Seca, San Francisco Zapotitlán, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. 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: 2 km NW of Colotenango, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.419° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW of Colotenango, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-20 03:08:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-20 03:30:45 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 0.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us70006nwm Id of event.
Event Code 70006nwm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nwm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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