Strong 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tajumulco In Guatemala

A earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tajumulco in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 01:29:06 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tajumulco in Guatemala (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 07:29:06 / June 14, 2017 @ 7:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, -91.9285° West, 15.0192° North, depth 111.52 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.52 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00orj0si, pt17165003, us20009mbt. Unique identifier: us20009mbt.

Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Chimaltenango (c. 82 400 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Chichicastenango (c. 79 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Totonicapán (c. 69 700 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (c. 62 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago Sacatepéquez, Santa María de Jesús, La Gomera.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/06/14/strong-earthquake-6-9-mag-was-detected-near-tajumulco-in-guatemala/

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