A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.63 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -91.4547° West, 13.9847° North, depth 26.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 07:08:41 / August 31, 2017 @ 7:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ade2. Id of event: us2000ade2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:08:41 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel Dueñas, Almolonga, Cantel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine 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. 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: 29 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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