A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bxl7. Id of event: us1000bxl7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.64 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:42:43 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.857 West, latitude 13.8589 North, depth = 51.64 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 09:42:43 / December 29, 2017 @ 9:42 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, El Quetzal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 49 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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