A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Chicacao in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.66 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000g3r2. Event ids that are associated: us1000g3r2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/08/18 / 2018-08-05 04:53:11 / August 5, 2018 @ 4:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.3001° West, latitude 14.562° North, depth = 112.66 km. The temblor was reported at 22:53:11 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fraijanes, Ciudad Tecún Umán, Cunén (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NNE of Chicacao, Guatemala.
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