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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Casillas in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.4128S, -90.253WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Casillas in Guatemala on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dpu1. Id of event: us1000dpu1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 185.41 km (115 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/04/18 / 2018-04-21 11:14:51 / April 21, 2018 @ 11:14 am. 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 05:14:51 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.253 West, latitude 14.4128 North, depth = 185.41 km.

Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Gomera, Nahuizalco, Tecpán Guatemala (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 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 twenty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 1 km SW of Casillas, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.253° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 185.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km SW of Casillas, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-21 11:14:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-21 11:42:37 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 0.864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us1000dpu1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dpu1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dpu1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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