A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -91.5667 West, latitude 14.0235 North, depth = 58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 21:07:14 / February 27, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:07:14 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100087i9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087i9.
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patzún, Nuevo Progreso, Ostuncalco (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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