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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Colomba in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.6908S, -91.7051WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Colomba in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 94.9 km, -91.7051° West, 14.6908° North. Global time and date of event 14/07/18 / 2018-07-14 06:20:42 / July 14, 2018 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:20:42 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000g4wv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g4wv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.9 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comalapa, Zaragoza, San José Poaquil. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 4 km SE of Colomba, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.6908° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km SE of Colomba, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-14 06:20:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-14 06:40:04 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 0.165 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us2000g4wv Id of event.
Event Code 2000g4wv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000g4wv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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