A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 17:29:01 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.72 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aa12. Unique identifier: us2000aa12. Exact location of event, longitude -91.7164 West, latitude 14.0641 North, depth = 37.72 km. Global time and date of event 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 23:29:01 / August 20, 2017 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 111 km (69 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz Balanyá, Zaragoza, Tapachula (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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