A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:21:49 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 73.12 km (45 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000daje. Id of event: us1000daje. Global time and date of event 29/03/18 / 2018-03-29 01:21:49 / March 29, 2018 @ 1:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.1487 West, latitude 14.1856 North, depth = 73.12 km.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueva Santa Rosa, Coatepeque, Santa María Chiquimula (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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