A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Amatitlan in Guatemala. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.6385 West, latitude 14.462 North, depth = 178.36 km. Event id: us20009kp4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kp4. The temblor was reported at 17:57:15 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 178.36 km (111 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 23:57:15 / June 4, 2017 @ 11:57 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz Verapaz, San Francisco El Alto, San Andrés Villa Seca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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