A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -91.5724° West, latitude 13.9157° North, depth = 21.08 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:28:50 / 6:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 21.08 km (13 miles). Event id: us2000h623. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h623. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 00:28:50 / August 23, 2018 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Atitlán, San Lucas Tolimán, Flores Costa Cuca.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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: 43 km SW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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