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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0159S, -91.7016WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 03:50:33 / November 17, 2020 @ 3:50 am. The temblor was detected at 03:50:33 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -91.7016° West, 14.0159° North, depth 51 km. Unique identifier: us7000cfyz. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cfyz.

Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción Chiquirichapa, Quetzaltenango, Cantel (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 38 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0159° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-17 03:50:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 04:18:21 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 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 0.505 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us7000cfyz Id of event.
Event Code 7000cfyz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cfyz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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