A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Santo Tomas La Union in Guatemala on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.85 km (78 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:44:39 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -91.4106 West, latitude 14.6557 North, depth = 125.85 km. Id of earthquake: us1000aquq. Event ids that are associated: us1000aquq. Global time and date of event 12/10/17 / 2017-10-12 17:44:39 / October 12, 2017 @ 5:44 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vida Mejor I, Santa Catarina Pinula, Chuarrancho.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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