A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:48:30 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 21:48:30 / February 16, 2017 @ 9:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -91.4539° West, latitude 13.5452° North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kcb. Id of event: us20008kcb.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Río Bravo (c. 7 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Democracia (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Bravo, La Democracia, Tiquisate.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 73 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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