A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from El Palmar in Guatemala. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 15:13:14 / October 20, 2016 @ 3:13 pm. Exact location, longitude -91.605° West, latitude 14.7159° North, depth = 105.39 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:13:14 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007fm9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fm9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.39 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Santa María de Jesús, Antigua Guatemala (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km NNW of El Palmar, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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