A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -90.9696 West, latitude 13.5909 North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096yz. Id of event: us100096yz. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 15:55:05 / July 5, 2017 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:55:05 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tiquisate, Chiquimulilla, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chiquimulilla (c. 12 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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