A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:21:54 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000g60s. Event ids that are associated: us1000g60s. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/08/18 / 2018-08-09 19:21:54 / August 9, 2018 @ 7:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -91.1428 West, latitude 13.636 North, depth = 30.18 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.18 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Barberena (c. 30 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parramos, San Andrés Itzapa, Santo Tomás La Unión. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km SW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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