A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Pajapita in Guatemala on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119.61 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.0721° West, latitude 14.7498° North, depth = 119.61 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:38:25 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 01:38:25 / May 21, 2018 @ 1:38 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000eqre. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eqre.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Atitlán, Huehuetenango, Río Bravo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NW of Pajapita, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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