A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Bartolome Milpas Altas in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.42 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:42:17 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -90.693 West, latitude 14.602 North, depth = 198.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9ps. Id of event: us2000a9ps. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 05:42:17 / August 19, 2017 @ 5:42 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuyotenango, Jutiapa, Quetzaltenango (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 1 km WSW of San Bartolome Milpas Altas, Guatemala.
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