A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate in Guatemala. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:46:57 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200064ir. Event ids that are associated: us200064ir. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.4727 West, latitude 14.2059 North, depth = 77.47 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/16 / 2016-06-15 13:46:57 / June 15, 2016 @ 1:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77.47 km (48 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 114 km (71 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tapachula, Cacahoatán, Guazacapán.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. 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: 14 km SW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala.
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