A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from El Adelanto in Guatemala on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 01:52:46 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/11/15 / 2015-11-24 07:52:46 / November 24, 2015 @ 7:52 am. Event id: us100040mu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100040mu. The epicenter was at a depth of 164.06 km (102 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -89.8672 West, latitude 14.1601 North, depth = 164.06 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Salvador (c. 526 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Soyapango (c. 329 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mejicanos (c. 160 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Suchitoto, San Pedro Ayampuc, Palín.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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