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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8392S, -91.9827WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.84 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 20:02:16 / March 23, 2018 @ 8:02 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34.84 km, -91.9827° West, 13.8392° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:02:16 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d89s. Id of event: us1000d89s.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Tecún Umán, Mazatenango, San Andrés Villa Seca (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 51 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.9827° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8392° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km S 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 2018-03-23 20:02:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-23 20:37:03 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 0.736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us1000d89s Id of event.
Event Code 1000d89s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d89s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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