A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Jose El Idolo in Guatemala on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 19:51:16 / October 21, 2016 @ 7:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97.79 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:51:16 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20007fzp. Event ids that are associated: us20007fzp. Exact location of event, depth 97.79 km, -91.3924° West, 14.3887° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacualpa, San Raimundo, Villa Canales. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SSE of San Jose El Idolo, Guatemala.
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