A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. Event id: us1000369r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000369r. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:12:59 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). 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 43.83 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude -91.9387° West, latitude 13.9099° North, depth = 43.83 km. Global time and date of event 31/08/15 / 2015-08-31 08:12:59 / August 31, 2015 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuevo Progreso, La Gomera, Chicacao. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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