A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Guatemala kilometers (0 miles) from Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/16 / 2016-12-16 11:34:59 / December 16, 2016 @ 11:34 am. Event id: us2000819r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000819r. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:59 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.42 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 79.42 km, -90.9034° West, 14.0702° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz del Quiché, Salcajá, Quetzaltenango.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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