Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Strikes Iztapa, Guatemala

38km SE of Iztapa, Guatemala

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Iztapa in Guatemala. Exact location of event, longitude -90.4314 West, latitude 13.7084 North, depth = 85.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 14:51:23 / May 22, 2016 @ 2:51 pm. 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 85.13 km (53 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:51:23 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005j8b. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005j8b.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Canales (c. 122 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Escuintla (c. 103 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mixco, Guatemala City, Asunción Mita. Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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