A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 06:13:04 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 12:13:04 / April 1, 2018 @ 12:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.43 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -92.0957° West, latitude 14.209° North, depth = 62.43 km. Event id: us1000dc3u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dc3u.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cantel, Santa Bárbara, Huehuetán. The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km WSW of Champerico, Guatemala.
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