A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:31:04 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 12:31:04 / June 22, 2017 @ 12:31 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ory83s, pt17173000, us20009p1a. Id of event: us20009p1a. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.82 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -90.9488° West, 13.7527° North, depth 46.82 km.
Event epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atescatempa, Izalco, Salcajá (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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