A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.42 km (38 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002nee. Id of event: us10002nee. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/07/15 / 2015-07-04 13:17:53 / July 4, 2015 @ 1:17 pm. Exact location of event, depth 60.42 km, -91.3314° West, 14.1327° North. The temblor was detected at 07:17:53 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martín Jilotepeque, Chichicastenango, San Francisco El Alto (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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