A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:25 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.4854 West, latitude 14.0918 North, depth = 58.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.15 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/15 / 2015-07-31 23:39:25 / July 31, 2015 @ 11:39 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10002x0r. Event ids that are associated: us10002x0r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Momostenango, San Lucas Sacatepéquez, Santiago Sacatepéquez (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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