A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.95 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:38:29 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.8037 West, latitude 13.5774 North, depth = 51.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200062rb. Id of event: us200062rb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/16 / 2016-06-08 10:38:29 / June 8, 2016 @ 10:38 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fraijanes, Nueva Santa Rosa, Santa Bárbara. Event epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 38 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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