A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tecpan Guatemala in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/15 / 2015-08-01 23:35:06 / August 1, 2015 @ 11:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:35:06 / 5:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 207.92 km (129 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -91.0641 West, latitude 14.7934 North, depth = 207.92 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10002x7u. Unique identifier: us10002x7u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mataquescuintla, Casillas, San Jerónimo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km WNW of Tecpan Guatemala, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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