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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.2267S, -91.0974WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.13 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -91.0974 West, latitude 14.2267 North, depth = 89.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/19 / 2019-05-22 04:13:31 / May 22, 2019 @ 4:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60003qhe. Event ids that are associated: us60003qhe. The temblor was picked up at 22:13:31 / 10:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Casillas, Flores Costa Cuca, San Miguel Sigüilá. Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop).

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. 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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 14 km SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, 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 -91.0974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2267° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SW of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-22 04:13:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-22 04:40:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 300 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 1.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us60003qhe Id of event.
Event Code 60003qhe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003qhe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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