A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.83 km (42 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:34:40 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/15 / 2015-11-08 16:34:40 / November 8, 2015 @ 4:34 pm. Event id: us10003vrp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003vrp. Exact location of event, depth 67.83 km, -90.6482° West, 13.606° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Canales, Fraijanes, Amatitlán (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 36 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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