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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Champerico in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.7829S, -91.7559WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000kaji. Unique identifier: us2000kaji. Exact location, longitude -91.7559° West, latitude 13.7829° North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:56:14 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/19 / 2019-04-04 22:56:14 / April 4, 2019 @ 10:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pablo Jocopilas, Patulul, Samayac (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.7559° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.7829° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2019-04-04 22:56:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-04 23:44:46 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 0.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us2000kaji Id of event.
Event Code 2000kaji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000kaji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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