A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 05:08:23 / April 8, 2018 @ 5:08 am. The temblor was reported at 23:08:23 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -91.5418° West, latitude 13.8786° North, depth = 49.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.75 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us2000dwar. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwar. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pajapita, San Miguel Dueñas, Patzicía. The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Sololá (c. 45 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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