A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guatemala City in Guatemala on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -90.558° West, latitude 14.6604° North, depth = 206.33 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 13:26:53 / January 4, 2016 @ 1:26 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 206.33 km (128 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e0t. Unique identifier: us10004e0t. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:53 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Santa María Chiquimula, Cobán. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 5 km (3 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 5 km WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala.
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