A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Santa Barbara in Guatemala on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 17:16:25 / March 23, 2018 @ 5:16 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000d865. Event ids that are associated: us1000d865. Exact location of event, depth 93.33 km, -91.2517° West, 14.3622° North. The temblor was detected at 11:16:25 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.33 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barberena, Guazacapán, Santa Cruz Naranjo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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