A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Carlos Sija in Guatemala. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.549 West, latitude 15.0391 North, depth = 176.88 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 176.88 km (110 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:11:34 / 12:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h78f. Id of event: us2000h78f. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 18:11:34 / September 3, 2018 @ 6:11 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sumpango, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Nueva Concepción (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km N of San Carlos Sija, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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