A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Nueva Concepcion in Guatemala. The temblor was detected at 00:59:17 / 12:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.4156 West, latitude 13.6911 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/19 / 2019-09-15 06:59:17 / September 15, 2019 @ 6:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us70005glk. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005glk.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Atitlán, El Asintal, Nuevo San Carlos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Santiago Atitlán (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Gomera (c. 24 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chicacao (c. 20 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala.
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