A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Chajul in Guatemala. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:55:10 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -90.9774° West, latitude 15.6507° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us7000491e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000491e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/07/19 / 2019-07-03 00:55:10 / July 3, 2019 @ 12:55 am.
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos Sija, Nahualá, Purulhá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cobán (c. 53 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Salamá (c. 40 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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