A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ixchiguan in Guatemala on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:41:43 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 07:41:43 / August 18, 2016 @ 7:41 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006en5. Id of event: us10006en5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.832 West, latitude 15.2341 North, depth = 184.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 184.2 km (114 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, Santiago Atitlán, Acapeteahua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NE of Ixchiguan, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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