A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 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, longitude -91.1152 West, latitude 13.592 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:35:52 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 11:35:52 / August 1, 2017 @ 11:35 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a390. Event ids that are associated: us2000a390.
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taxisco, Escuintla, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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