A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, offshore Guatemala kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 06:30:17 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -90.4791° West, latitude 13.6017° North, depth = 52.75 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000anze. Unique identifier: us2000anze. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 06:30:17 / September 16, 2017 @ 6:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.75 km (33 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Casillas, Palín, San Vicente Pacaya (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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