A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Quesada in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 191.27 km (119 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:18:24 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -89.9849° West, latitude 14.3144° North, depth = 191.27 km. Unique identifier: us1000dsd7. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dsd7. Global time and date of event 25/04/18 / 2018-04-25 22:18:24 / April 25, 2018 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín Jilotepeque, Rabinal, Guazapa (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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