A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Juan Tecuaco in Guatemala. Unique identifier: us2000j1sa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j1sa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.54 km (103 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 17:01:49 / December 20, 2018 @ 5:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -90.2242° West, 14.1216° North, depth 165.54 km. The temblor was detected at 11:01:49 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz Balanyá, San Juan Opico, San Agustín Acasaguastlán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km NE of San Juan Tecuaco, Guatemala.
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