A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dxty. Unique identifier: us1000dxty. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -91.7596 West, latitude 14.0344 North, depth = 66.45 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/18 / 2018-05-04 11:09:34 / May 4, 2018 @ 11:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.45 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:09:34 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Miguel Sigüilá, San Cristóbal Cucho, Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km SSE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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