A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 23:46:51 / May 17, 2016 @ 11:46 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.53 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005i3r. Event ids that are associated: us10005i3r. The temblor was picked up at 17:46:51 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -91.3076° West, 13.9965° North, depth 69.53 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Flores Costa Cuca, Cantel, Amatitlán (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. 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: 22 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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