A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Pasaco in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 02:44:13 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 08:44:13 / March 21, 2017 @ 8:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.84 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008thd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008thd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.2747 West, latitude 13.9014 North, depth = 106.84 km.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Xenacoj, Parramos, Sumpango (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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