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

Earthquake location 13.9966S, -92.1521WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us70006tdt. Event ids that are associated: us70006tdt. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:21:59 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 01:21:59 / January 2, 2020 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -92.1521 West, latitude 13.9966 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Concepción, San Francisco Zapotitlán, El Quetzal. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 42 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.1521° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9966° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SW 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 2020-01-02 01:21:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-02 01:49:45 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 0.687 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 198 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 us70006tdt Id of event.
Event Code 70006tdt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006tdt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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