A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Petapa in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.5518 West, latitude 14.4957 North, depth = 197.27 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 13:33:42 / February 16, 2017 @ 1:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k7u. Id of event: us20008k7u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 197.27 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:33:42 / 7:33 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 1 km (0 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción de Ataco, Cantel, Mazatenango.
Every 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. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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