A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 15:45:43 / July 5, 2017 @ 3:45 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100096yu. Event ids that are associated: us100096yu. Exact location of event, longitude -90.8952 West, latitude 13.6167 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:45:43 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Bárbara, Cuilapa, Alotenango (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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