A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from San Vicente Pacaya in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/03/19 / 2019-03-28 22:27:22 / March 28, 2019 @ 10:27 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000k6um. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000k6um. Exact location, longitude -90.6631° West, latitude 14.449° North, depth = 5 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:27:22 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cubulco, Rabinal, Jalapa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km NW of San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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