A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Champerico in Guatemala on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -91.7952 West, latitude 14.4106 North, depth = 80.73 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dz83. Unique identifier: us1000dz83. Global time and date of event 06/05/18 / 2018-05-06 07:07:26 / May 6, 2018 @ 7:07 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:07:26 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 80.73 km (50 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patzún, La Gomera, Mazatán. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-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.
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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. 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: 17 km NE of Champerico, Guatemala.
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