A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Cuilco in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:30:33 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -92.0301 West, latitude 15.4142 North, depth = 208.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 208.93 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000d696. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d696. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 22:30:33 / March 18, 2018 @ 10:30 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Palmar, Nuevo San Carlos, El Asintal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km WNW of Cuilco, Guatemala.
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