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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.2092S, -91.2898WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -91.2898 West, latitude 14.2092 North, depth = 72.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/15 / 2015-12-08 13:59:17 / December 8, 2015 @ 1:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.05 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:59:17 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004559. Event ids that are associated: us10004559.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Catarina Pinula, Nuevo Progreso, Momostenango (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1 km NE of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -91.2898° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.2092° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NE of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-08 13:59:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-08 15:53:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us10004559 Id of event.
Event Code 10004559 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004559, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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