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

Earthquake location 14.2935S, -89.8753WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Jutiapa in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 187.28 km (116 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -89.8753° West, latitude 14.2935° North, depth = 187.28 km. Id of earthquake: us1000ed0q. Event ids that are associated: us1000ed0q. The temblor was detected at 13:16:40 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 19:16:40 / May 27, 2018 @ 7:16 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayutuxtepeque, Mejicanos, Santiago Sacatepéquez (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km ENE of Jutiapa, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -89.8753° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2935° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 187.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km ENE of Jutiapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-27 19:16:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-27 19:51:34 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 0.581 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 144 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 us1000ed0q Id of event.
Event Code 1000ed0q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ed0q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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