A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003mp2. Unique identifier: us20003mp2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.51 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 00:17:30 / September 22, 2015 @ 12:17 am. Exact location of event, depth 84.51 km, -91.5107° West, 13.8431° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:17:30 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Lucas Tolimán, El Palmar, Santo Tomás La Unión. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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