A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.52 km (41 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:09:49 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hbcu. Unique identifier: us1000hbcu. Exact location of event, depth 66.52 km, -91.2235° West, 14.1873° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 21:09:49 / October 12, 2018 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabricán, Oratorio, Comitancillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km E of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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