A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/16 / 2016-11-02 23:03:32 / November 2, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.87 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 80.87 km, -90.7266° West, 13.7695° North. Event id: us100076hb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076hb. The temblor was reported at 17:03:32 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Catarina Pinula (c. 68 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, San José Pinula, Santa Catarina Pinula.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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