A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Event id: us2000ac50. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ac50. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 23:33:13 / August 26, 2017 @ 11:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -91.9893° West, 14.3864° North, depth 80.5 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:33:13 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 80.5 km (50 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huixtla, Panajachel, Sololá (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km NW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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