A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Jose Acatempa in Guatemala. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/16 / 2016-10-09 22:55:08 / October 9, 2016 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 187.57 km (117 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20007d06. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007d06. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:55:08 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -90.1283° West, 14.3063° North, depth 187.57 km.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San José Poaquil, Zacapa, Estanzuela (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km N of San Jose Acatempa, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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