A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009m3v. Unique identifier: us20009m3v. Exact location of earthquake, -92.229° West, 13.899° North, depth 45.95 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:43:53 / 2:43 am (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: 13/06/17 / 2017-06-13 08:43:53 / June 13, 2017 @ 8:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.95 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tiquisate, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, San Andrés Villa Seca. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km SW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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