A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Colomba in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 94.9 km, -91.7051° West, 14.6908° North. Global time and date of event 14/07/18 / 2018-07-14 06:20:42 / July 14, 2018 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:20:42 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000g4wv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000g4wv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.9 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comalapa, Zaragoza, San José Poaquil. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km SE of Colomba, Guatemala.
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