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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Quesada in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3943S, -89.9882WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Quesada in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -89.9882 West, latitude 14.3943 North, depth = 243.26 km. The temblor was reported at 01:14:55 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 243.26 km (151 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 07:14:55 / January 29, 2020 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007ivt. Event ids that are associated: us60007ivt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabinal, El Tejar, Parramos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km NNE of Quesada, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.9882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3943° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 243.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNE of Quesada, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-29 07:14:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-05 06:33:22 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 0.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us60007ivt Id of event.
Event Code 60007ivt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007ivt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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