A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Santa Lucia Milpas Altas in Guatemala on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.09 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 09:49:22 / February 28, 2016 @ 9:49 am. Id of earthquake: us10004tg1. Event ids that are associated: us10004tg1. Exact location of earthquake, -90.6557° West, 14.5682° North, depth 28.09 km. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:49:22 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 17 km (11 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tiquisate, San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (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 two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 2 km ESE of Santa Lucia Milpas Altas, Guatemala.
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