A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.44 km (55 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 03:25:35 / December 30, 2015 @ 3:25 am. Event id: us10004acp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004acp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.0902 West, latitude 14.1687 North, depth = 88.44 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:35 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San José Acatempa, San Carlos Sija, Momostenango (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 10 km NNW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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