A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us2000dyus. Event ids that are associated: us2000dyus. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 01:26:34 / April 4, 2018 @ 1:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.16 km (39 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:26:34 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -91.6981 West, latitude 14.0322 North, depth = 63.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ostuncalco, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Concepción Chiquirichapa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 37 km SE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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