A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -90.7742 West, latitude 13.8039 North, depth = 63.01 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.01 km (39 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000eabu. Unique identifier: us1000eabu. Global time and date of event 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 01:27:32 / May 23, 2018 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:27:32 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bartolomé Milpas Altas, Parramos, Casillas. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 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 fifty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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