A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Cunen in Guatemala on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/10/18 / 2018-10-04 00:38:14 / October 4, 2018 @ 12:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:38:14 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000haj3. Unique identifier: us1000haj3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -90.9884° West, latitude 15.2761° North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicacao, Santa María de Jesús, San Jerónimo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chinautla (c. 97 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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