A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 66.53 km, -90.9205° West, 14.0232° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.53 km (41 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/15 / 2015-08-15 13:09:28 / August 15, 2015 @ 1:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:09:28 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100032kv. Ids that are associated to the event: us100032kv.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nahualá, El Palmar, Retalhuleu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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