A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.28 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:20:00 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/06/18 / 2018-06-25 05:20:00 / June 25, 2018 @ 5:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -90.7033° West, 13.6868° North, depth 51.28 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000f0tn. Id of event: us1000f0tn.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antigua Guatemala, Tiquisate, Ahuachapán. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 27 km S of Iztapa, Guatemala.
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