A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:12:40 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088hp. Unique identifier: us100088hp. Exact location of earthquake, -90.8109° West, 13.3443° North, depth 56.45 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 09:12:40 / March 12, 2017 @ 9:12 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.45 km (35 miles).
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Masagua (c. 10 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guazacapán (c. 7 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taxisco (c. 6 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Democracia (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Democracia, Masagua, Chiquimulilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 64 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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