A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 07:32:08 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.07 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 13:32:08 / March 7, 2016 @ 1:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -91.7673 West, latitude 13.832 North, depth = 34.07 km. Event id: us10004wjn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004wjn.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Palmar, Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chicacao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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