A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/15 / 2015-08-12 15:44:29 / August 12, 2015 @ 3:44 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.55 km (54 miles). Exact location, longitude -91.0866° West, latitude 14.0966° North, depth = 87.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:44:29 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100031h3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100031h3.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichicastenango, Nueva Santa Rosa, Chinautla (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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