A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. 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: us2000addm. Unique identifier: us2000addm. Exact location of event, longitude -91.4437 West, latitude 13.789 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 05:48:33 / August 31, 2017 @ 5:48 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:48:33 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Clara La Laguna, Flores Costa Cuca, Alotenango (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 48 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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