A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The temblor was reported at 16:16:27 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ick. Unique identifier: us10005ick. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -91.3768° West, 13.9931° North, depth 47.95 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 22:16:27 / May 18, 2016 @ 10:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.95 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa María de Jesús, Zaragoza, San Andrés Itzapa (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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