A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10004qj7. Event ids that are associated: us10004qj7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 166.91 km (104 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:18:59 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 08:18:59 / February 14, 2016 @ 8:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.3038 West, latitude 14.3446 North, depth = 166.91 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coatepeque, Chiquimula, Izalco (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km S of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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