A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Andres Sajcabaja in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000h6pi. Event ids that are associated: us1000h6pi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/10/18 / 2018-10-03 23:51:17 / October 3, 2018 @ 11:51 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -90.9576 West, latitude 15.2728 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:51:17 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Alotenango, Santa María de Jesús, Concepción (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km NW of San Andres Sajcabaja, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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