A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate in Guatemala on Friday. Unique identifier: us10008dqk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dqk. Exact location of earthquake, -91.5717° West, 14.1189° North, depth 56.98 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:19 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 01:54:19 / April 1, 2017 @ 1:54 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.98 km (35 miles).
Close 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 Santa María de Jesús, Comalapa, Chimaltenango. Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SW of Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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