A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 17:34:21 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000bvpw. Event ids that are associated: us2000bvpw. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/17 / 2017-11-28 23:34:21 / November 28, 2017 @ 11:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -91.7342° West, 13.8004° North.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Palmar, Flores Costa Cuca, Ocós. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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