A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:35 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 49.1 km (31 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000ftq2. Event ids that are associated: us2000ftq2. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/07/18 / 2018-07-02 07:04:35 / July 2, 2018 @ 7:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.5195 West, latitude 13.7448 North, depth = 49.1 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Francisco Zapotitlán, Samayac, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto San José (c. 18 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 55 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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