A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.84 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 20:02:16 / March 23, 2018 @ 8:02 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34.84 km, -91.9827° West, 13.8392° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:02:16 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d89s. Id of event: us1000d89s.
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nuevo San Carlos (c. 19 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tiquisate (c. 18 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 14 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciudad Tecún Umán, Mazatenango, San Andrés Villa Seca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 51 km S of Champerico, Guatemala.
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