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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Iztapa in Guatemala

Earthquake location 13.645S, -90.742WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.37 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:37:21 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.37 km, -90.742° West, 13.645° North. Id of earthquake: us6000cad1. Event ids that are associated: us6000cad1. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 21:37:21 / October 20, 2020 @ 9:37 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Amatitlán, Alotenango, Tacuba (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km S of Iztapa, 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 -90.742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.645° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-20 21:37:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-20 22:21:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.272 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us6000cad1 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cad1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cad1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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