A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Bartolome Jocotenango in Guatemala. Event id: us2000d6z3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d6z3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 253.85 km (158 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:28:55 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 16:28:55 / February 14, 2018 @ 4:28 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -91.0858 West, latitude 15.1429 North, depth = 253.85 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Canales, Palencia, San Vicente Pacaya (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km S of San Bartolome Jocotenango, Guatemala.
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