A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.58 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dbp8. Id of event: us2000dbp8. The temblor was reported at 08:33:35 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.8713 West, latitude 13.9755 North, depth = 46.58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 14:33:35 / March 3, 2018 @ 2:33 pm.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuevo Progreso, Patulul, Santo Tomás La Unión.
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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km S of Champerico, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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