A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Global time and date of event 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 10:06:00 / February 17, 2018 @ 10:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:00 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3tu. Unique identifier: us2000d3tu. Exact location of earthquake, -90.6557° West, 13.7923° North, depth 77.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.12 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Catarina Pinula (c. 68 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Acajutla, Parramos, San Lucas Sacatepéquez.
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSE of Iztapa, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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