A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Rio Bravo in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.365 West, latitude 14.3729 North, depth = 94.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.21 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082mc. Id of event: us200082mc. The temblor was detected at 15:18:32 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 21:18:32 / December 19, 2016 @ 9:18 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taxisco, Chinautla, Fraijanes (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 6 km WSW of Rio Bravo, Guatemala.
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