A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 21:09:46 / June 22, 2017 @ 9:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -90.9718 West, latitude 13.7458 North, depth = 47.68 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:09:46 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.68 km (30 miles). Event id: us20009p48. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p48.
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Nearby 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 Amatitlán, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Barberena.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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