A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Vicente Pacaya in Guatemala on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 23:44:58 / March 27, 2019 @ 11:44 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000k6sg. Event ids that are associated: us2000k6sg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:44:58 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -90.6697° West, 14.458° North, depth 5 km.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 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), 14 km (8 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Miguel Chicaj, Tiquisate, Jalapa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 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 have been detected nearby.
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