A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Santa Cruz Verapaz in Guatemala on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000c0mp. Unique identifier: us1000c0mp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.7 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:43:06 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 11:43:06 / January 4, 2018 @ 11:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude -90.5809 West, latitude 15.5066 North, depth = 34.7 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz Balanyá, Huehuetenango, Chimaltenango.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km NW of Santa Cruz Verapaz, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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