A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Casillas in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 209.89 km (130 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.1635° West, 14.4055° North, depth 209.89 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:12:59 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007te1. Id of event: us10007te1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 14:12:59 / January 15, 2017 @ 2:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tecpán Guatemala, Nueva Concepción, Acajutla (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km ESE of Casillas, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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