A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Exact location, longitude -91.4782° West, latitude 13.6261° North, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 22:13:09 / November 2, 2017 @ 10:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). 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: us2000bhe0. Id of event: us2000bhe0. The temblor was picked up at 16:13:09 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patulul, Santa Bárbara, Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Patulul (c. 14 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Santa Bárbara (c. 12 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Nueva Concepción (c. 11 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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