A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Acatenango in Guatemala. Exact location of event, depth 177.24 km, -90.9069° West, 14.5296° North. Global time and date of event 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 02:37:35 / September 20, 2017 @ 2:37 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:37:35 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 177.24 km (110 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arfs. Id of event: us2000arfs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Cristóbal Cucho, Cabricán, San Juan Cotzal (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km ESE of Acatenango, Guatemala.
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