A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanagazapa in Guatemala. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:32:56 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/06/18 / 2018-06-18 02:32:56 / June 18, 2018 @ 2:32 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.65 km (62 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000eu39. Event ids that are associated: us1000eu39. Exact location of event, depth 99.65 km, -90.6701° West, 14.178° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sonsonate, Almolonga, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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