A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nuevo Progreso in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 06:24:34 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d32d. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d32d. The epicenter was at a depth of 88.84 km (55 miles). Global time and date of event 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 12:24:34 / March 11, 2018 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.8756 West, latitude 14.7708 North, depth = 88.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patzún, Villa Comaltitlán, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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 SE of Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala.
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