A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The temblor was reported at 17:14:57 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 23:14:57 / October 8, 2016 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20007e3n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007e3n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.99 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -91.0297° West, 13.8607° North, depth 64.99 km.
Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zaragoza, Santiago Atitlán, Villa Nueva (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 23 km WSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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