A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a763. Unique identifier: us2000a763. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/08/17 / 2017-08-11 01:07:19 / August 11, 2017 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.67 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 44.67 km, -92.2821° West, 14.0267° North. The temblor was picked up at 19:07:19 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Quetzal (c. 12 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Flores Costa Cuca (c. 12 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Quetzal, San Andrés Villa Seca, Cuyotenango. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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