A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Guatemala kilometers (0 miles) from Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 194.74 km (121 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 11:26:17 / July 19, 2017 @ 11:26 am. Exact location, longitude -90.476° West, latitude 14.4215° North, depth = 194.74 km. Event id: us20009xwz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xwz. The temblor was detected at 11:26:17 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tactic, Santo Tomás La Unión, Santa Cruz del Quiché (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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