A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -90.8915° West, 13.5392° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:07:35 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100096z1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096z1. Global time and date of event 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 16:07:35 / July 5, 2017 @ 4:07 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Bravo, Santa Bárbara, Alotenango (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 43 km S of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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