A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.31 km (23 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:15:36 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000hef2. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hef2. Exact location of earthquake, -90.8145° West, 13.9195° North, depth 37.31 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/18 / 2018-10-15 15:15:36 / October 15, 2018 @ 3:15 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby 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 Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comalapa, Santiago Atitlán, San Juan Sacatepéquez.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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