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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ocos in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.3769S, -92.3828WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ocos in Guatemala. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r74. Id of event: us10004r74. Global time and date of event 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 22:55:33 / February 19, 2016 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:55:33 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -92.3828° West, 14.3769° North, depth 68.61 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.61 km (43 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Sacatepéquez, El Palmar, San Marcos. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km SW of Ocos, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.3828° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3769° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SW of Ocos, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-19 22:55:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 23:16:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 0.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us10004r74 Id of event.
Event Code 10004r74 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r74, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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