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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near San Bartolome Milpas Altas in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.602S, -90.693WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Bartolome Milpas Altas in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.42 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:42:17 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.693 West, latitude 14.602 North, depth = 198.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9ps. Id of event: us2000a9ps. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 05:42:17 / August 19, 2017 @ 5:42 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuyotenango, Jutiapa, Quetzaltenango (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km WSW of San Bartolome Milpas Altas, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.693° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.602° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 198.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km WSW of San Bartolome Milpas Altas, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-19 05:42:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-19 06:11:21 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 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 0.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us2000a9ps Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9ps An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9ps, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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