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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 23 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.9886S, -91.308WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ddmz. Unique identifier: us2000ddmz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.19 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 06:14:01 / March 7, 2018 @ 6:14 am. Exact location, longitude -91.308° West, latitude 13.9886° North, depth = 70.19 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:14:01 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Almolonga, Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, Cantel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop).

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

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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. 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: 23 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.308° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9886° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-07 06:14:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 06:31:50 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 0.651 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us2000ddmz Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddmz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddmz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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