A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000gb89. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gb89. The temblor was picked up at 07:40:04 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -90.9122° West, 13.7175° North, depth 51.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 13:40:04 / July 22, 2018 @ 1:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.78 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Vieja (c. 30 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acatenango, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Ciudad Vieja.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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