A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 03:22:48 / January 12, 2017 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.05 km (35 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007srd. Event ids that are associated: us10007srd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.1743 West, latitude 13.9381 North, depth = 56.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:22:48 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salcajá, Nueva Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa de Lima (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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