A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 17:31:19 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -91.9443 West, latitude 13.9326 North, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 23:31:19 / February 18, 2017 @ 11:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us20008kq3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kq3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Chicacao, Santa Bárbara. Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.
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