A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.5657 West, latitude 13.7759 North, depth = 78.46 km. Event id: us10008qsy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008qsy. The temblor was picked up at 08:15:48 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 14:15:48 / May 9, 2017 @ 2:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.46 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Bravo, Candelaria de La Frontera, San Juan Sacatepéquez.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km SE of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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