A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.56 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:31:38 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/06/16 / 2016-06-15 15:31:38 / June 15, 2016 @ 3:31 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200064ja. Id of event: us200064ja. Exact location of event, longitude -90.8181 West, latitude 13.9322 North, depth = 56.56 km.
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patzún, Chicacao, San Pedro Sacatepéquez (min 5000 pop).
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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NE of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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