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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.8537S, -91.7007WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000dwb7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwb7. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:34:29 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 05:34:29 / April 8, 2018 @ 5:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.93 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -91.7007° West, 13.8537° North, depth 41.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Santo Tomás La Unión, La Democracia (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, 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 have been detected 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. 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: 54 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7007° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.8537° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSE 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 2018-04-08 05:34:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-08 05:54:53 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 0.667 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us2000dwb7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dwb7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dwb7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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