A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.4784° West, latitude 14.2648° North, depth = 59.97 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.97 km (37 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:30:04 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006c31. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006c31. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/16 / 2016-08-04 07:30:04 / August 4, 2016 @ 7:30 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sumpango, San José Poaquil, Momostenango (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 12 km W of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala.
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