A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 00:23:49 / November 18, 2016 @ 12:23 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us100079r5. Unique identifier: us100079r5. The temblor was picked up at 18:23:49 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -91.2063 West, latitude 14.1708 North, depth = 72.12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.12 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa María Chiquimula, Santa Cruz del Quiché, San José Pinula. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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