A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ddmz. Unique identifier: us2000ddmz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.19 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 06:14:01 / March 7, 2018 @ 6:14 am. Exact location, longitude -91.308° West, latitude 13.9886° North, depth = 70.19 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:14:01 / 12:14 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Almolonga, Santa Lucía Milpas Altas, Cantel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 23 km S of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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