A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.69 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:29:01 / 3:29 pm (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, depth 45.69 km, -90.5007° West, 13.2343° North. Id of earthquake: us2000bljg. Event ids that are associated: us2000bljg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 21:29:01 / November 1, 2017 @ 9:29 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Acajutla (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto San José, Acajutla (min 5000 pop). Close 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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