A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -91.2898 West, latitude 14.2092 North, depth = 72.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/15 / 2015-12-08 13:59:17 / December 8, 2015 @ 1:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.05 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:59:17 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004559. Event ids that are associated: us10004559.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Catarina Pinula, Nuevo Progreso, Momostenango (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1 km NE of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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