A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Masagua in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108.62 km (67 miles). Global time and date of event 07/12/15 / 2015-12-07 22:53:36 / December 7, 2015 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.8528 West, latitude 14.2148 North, depth = 108.62 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:53:36 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100044xh. Id of event: us100044xh.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Champerico, Concepción de Ataco, Salamá (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NNW of Masagua, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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