A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.8258° West, latitude 13.7302° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 01:08:36 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:08 am. The temblor was reported at 19:08:36 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007vvq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vvq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio Suchitepéquez, Brisas Barra de Suchiate, San Bernardino (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 63 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.
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