A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -90.632 West, latitude 13.6175 North, depth = 58.18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/17 / 2017-10-28 14:51:43 / October 28, 2017 @ 2:51 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.18 km (36 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ay1v. Unique identifier: us1000ay1v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:51:43 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Concepción de Ataco, Jalpatagua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 35 km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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