A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Gomera in Guatemala. The temblor was picked up at 04:48:09 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100033wm. Event ids that are associated: us100033wm. Exact location of earthquake, -91.1479° West, 14.1507° North, depth 78.37 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.37 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/15 / 2015-08-21 10:48:09 / August 21, 2015 @ 10:48 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Guatemala City (c. 994 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mixco (c. 473 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Villa Nueva (c. 406 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Petapa (c. 141 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Juan Sacatepéquez (c. 136 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chinautla, Concepción Chiquirichapa, Cuilapa (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km NW of La Gomera, Guatemala.
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