A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ade4. Unique identifier: us2000ade4. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:45:24 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -91.4642 West, latitude 13.8795 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 06:45:24 / August 31, 2017 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro La Laguna, Yepocapa, Santiago Atitlán (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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