A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Luis Ixcan in Guatemala. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004qaj. Id of event: us70004qaj. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:08:56 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/07/19 / 2019-07-22 01:08:56 / July 22, 2019 @ 1:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -91.0457° West, latitude 15.6948° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Cobán (c. 53 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Momostenango (c. 31 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Carlos Sija, San Miguel Chicaj, San Francisco El Alto.
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. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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