A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 08:28:04 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/17 / 2017-10-30 14:28:04 / October 30, 2017 @ 2:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.6549 West, latitude 14.1456 North, depth = 59.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ayit. Id of event: us1000ayit. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.22 km (37 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Malacatán, Escuintla, Patzicía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km ESE of Champerico, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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