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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 34 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala

Earthquake location 14.0235S, -91.5667WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -91.5667 West, latitude 14.0235 North, depth = 58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 21:07:14 / February 27, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:07:14 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100087i9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087i9.

Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patzún, Nuevo Progreso, Ostuncalco (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, 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 -91.5667° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0235° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SW 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 2017-02-27 21:07:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 04:28:57 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 0.513 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us100087i9 Id of event.
Event Code 100087i9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087i9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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