A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10008iur. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008iur. The temblor was reported at 17:39:27 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.9579 West, latitude 13.8369 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 23:39:27 / April 18, 2017 @ 11:39 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Bárbara, La Gomera, Colomba (min 5000 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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