A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa in Guatemala. Id of earthquake: us6000bggm. Event ids that are associated: us6000bggm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -91.0526° West, latitude 14.2814° North, depth = 93.57 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 10:01:35 / August 18, 2020 @ 10:01 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:01:35 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.57 km (58 miles).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José Acatempa, Coatepeque, El Quetzal (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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