A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/17 / 2017-10-08 05:00:40 / October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000b2qv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000b2qv. Exact location of event, longitude -91.5042 West, latitude 13.8539 North, depth = 21.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.12 km (13 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:00:40 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Lucas Tolimán, El Palmar, Santo Tomás La Unión (min 5000 pop). 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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