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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Pajapita in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.7498S, -92.0721WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pajapita in Guatemala on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119.61 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.0721° West, latitude 14.7498° North, depth = 119.61 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:25 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 01:38:25 / May 21, 2018 @ 1:38 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000eqre. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eqre.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Atitlán, Huehuetenango, Río Bravo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NW of Pajapita, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.0721° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7498° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of Pajapita, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-21 01:38:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-14 02:38:12 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 259 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 0.244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us1000eqre Id of event.
Event Code 1000eqre An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eqre, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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