A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Jose El Idolo in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 84.13 km (52 miles). Global time and date of event 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 05:48:13 / April 1, 2016 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20005dur. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dur. Exact location of event, longitude -91.4554 West, latitude 14.3752 North, depth = 84.13 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:48:13 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mixco, San Juan Sacatepéquez, Villa Nueva. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 9 km SSW of San Jose El Idolo, Guatemala.
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