A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us1000f29f. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000f29f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 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 of earthquake, -91.3806° West, 13.7259° North, depth 35 km. The temblor was detected at 08:55:47 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/06/18 / 2018-06-26 14:55:47 / June 26, 2018 @ 2:55 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cuyotenango, Escuintla, Mazatenango (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-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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