A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 21:04:05 / March 13, 2017 @ 9:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.51 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 37.51 km, -92.2693° West, 13.8276° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:04:05 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088rh. Unique identifier: us100088rh.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Flores Costa Cuca, Ciudad Tecún Umán, Brisas Barra de Suchiate. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Champerico (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 64 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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