A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.34 km (41 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/17 / 2017-12-06 18:17:36 / December 6, 2017 @ 6:17 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bmum. Unique identifier: us1000bmum. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.91° West, latitude 14.462° North, depth = 65.34 km. The temblor was detected at 12:17:36 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Huixtla, Santa María Chiquimula. The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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