A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Barillas in Guatemala. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:09:51 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -91.3139° West, latitude 15.9626° North, depth = 10 km. 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 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006j2b. Unique identifier: us10006j2b. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 16:09:51 / August 31, 2016 @ 4:09 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nebaj (c. 23 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Barillas (c. 14 100 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San Mateo Ixtatán (c. 13 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Trinitaria, Las Margaritas, Sacapulas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 17 km N of Barillas, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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