A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000dwb7. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwb7. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:34:29 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 05:34:29 / April 8, 2018 @ 5:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.93 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -91.7007° West, 13.8537° North, depth 41.93 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 Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Santo Tomás La Unión, La Democracia (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Pablo Jocopilas (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 54 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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