A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Global time and date of event 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 12:31:04 / June 22, 2017 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -91.1° West, 13.7° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto San Jose in Guatemala (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00ory83s. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17173000, at00ory83s. The temblor was detected at 06:31:04 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 122 km (76 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 123 km (77 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acajutla, Ahuachapán, Totonicapán (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 38 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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