A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Puerto San Jose in Guatemala. Exact location of event, depth 58.96 km, -90.911° West, 13.7157° North. The temblor was detected at 19:36:11 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.96 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/19 / 2019-07-13 01:36:11 / July 13, 2019 @ 1:36 am. Event id: us70004jfe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004jfe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (59 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Amatitlán (c. 71 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Antigua Guatemala (c. 39 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Palín (c. 31 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moyuta, Antigua Guatemala, Petapa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 25 km SSW of Puerto San Jose, Guatemala.
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