A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Retalhuleu in Guatemala on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 77.1 km (48 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:12:30 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us2000biid. Id of event: us2000biid. Exact location of event, longitude -91.7313 West, latitude 14.4196 North, depth = 77.1 km. Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 18:12:30 / November 4, 2017 @ 6:12 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciudad Vieja, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, El Tejar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km SSW of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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