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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near La Gomera in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.6587S, -91.2701WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/20 / 2020-11-10 16:40:58 / November 10, 2020 @ 4:40 pm. Event id: us7000cehf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cehf. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:40:58 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.2701° West, 13.6587° North, depth 36.38 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.38 km (23 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatenango, Yepocapa, Champerico.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 52 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6587° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km SSW of La Gomera, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-10 16:40:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-15 19:45:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 0.954 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us7000cehf Id of event.
Event Code 7000cehf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cehf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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